UNSW Symposium on Eating and Appetite (USEA) 2018


Friday, 16 February, 2018 -
09:00 to 17:00


UNSW, Colombo Theatre A, (Building B16)


School of Psychology

Type of event: 

Special Event


Free but space is limited so please register using the Survery Monkey link

This one-day event brings together leading Australian and international researchers who will present their current research and insights on eating behaviour, appetite, and other related topics. This symposium will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss theoretical and practical issues in the field, and establish connections and possible collaborations with other researchers.

The Symposium will be held at UNSW on Friday 16 February, 2018, from 9am to 5pm, and includes lunch and refreshments.

Registration is FREE, and the symposium is open to anyone interested in attending, but space is limited and registration is required (please visit:


A/Prof Zane Andrews (Monash University): Hunger-sensing neurons influence mood, motivation and memory
Dr Robyn Brown (Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health): Addiction-like synaptic plasticity in diet-induced obesity
Dr Tamara Bucher (University of Newcastle): Fake foods and cubes - Innovations in consumer behavior and nutrition education research
Prof Russell Keast (Deakin University): Fat taste and modification with diet
A/Prof Barbara Mullan (Curtin University): Predicting healthy feeding behaviours of parents of toddlers
Prof Dianne Neumark-Sztainer (University of Minnesota, USA): Integrating risk factors for eating disorders into the prevention and treatment of obesity
Prof Susan Paxton (La Trobe University): Social media literacy in the prevention of body dissatisfaction and dieting
Dr Asheeta Prasad (UNSW Sydney): Cellular and pathway specification of ventral pallidum in appetitive motivation
Dr Radhika Seimon (University of Sydney): Fast versus slow weight loss
Prof Dana Small (Yale University, USA): Gut feelings