NIHR Obesity Policy Research Unit at UCL


Emma Boyland

Emma Boyland is a Senior Lecturer in Appetite and Obesity at the Institute of Population Health, University of Liverpool. Dr Boyland’s key research interests focus on the food environment, characterising the foods and beverages available and the way they are marketed via traditional and digital means, as well as seeking to understand how this impacts upon eating behaviours particularly in children. She has recently updated WHO global evidence reviews on the impact of food marketing on eating behaviour and health and the effectiveness of food marketing policies to inform international WHO guidelines. She sits on the WHO Global Steering Committee for digital food marketing, is an expert advisor to both WHO Europe and UNICEF and is a member of the leadership group for the International Network for Food and Obesity/non-communicable diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support (INFORMAS) food promotion module.