PhD, University of Birmingham, UK
Suzanne Higgs received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Physiology from The University of Oxford and her PhD in Psychology from Durham University. She worked as a post-doctoral researcher at The University of Oxford before moving to the University of Birmingham, UK to take up a faculty position where she is currently is a Professor in the Psychobiology of Appetite in the School of Psychology.
Her research focuses on the psychology of eating and the biological mechanisms that underpin the decisions about what and how much we eat. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications and her work has been funded by the UK Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, the UK Economic & Social Research Council and the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes. She the recipient of several awards in recognition of her research including the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior Hoebel Award for Creativity.
Dr. Higgs has served as President of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior and was Editor in Chief of the journal Appetite from 2011-2022. She is currently President of Danone International Institute.