Dr Mark Hopkins

Dr Mark Hopkins


  • Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

Research interests

Mark is a lecturer in nutritional physiology in the School of Food Science and Nutrition. His research focuses primarily on the physiological mechanisms of appetite control, and the interaction between diet, physical activity and appetite control. In particular, he is interested in:

  • Body composition and energy expenditure as drivers of appetite and food intake.
  • Physiological and behavioural responses to dietary and exercise-induced weight loss.
  • The interaction between diet, physical activity and appetite control.
  • Individual variability in treatment response to weight loss.
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD- University of Leeds
  • PGCLTHE- University of Leeds
  • MSc- Leeds Beckett University
  • BSc- Leeds Beckett University

Professional memberships

  • The Association for the Study of Obesity
  • The British Association of Sport & Exercise Science
  • The Nutrition Society

Research groups and institutes

  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Obesity, Cancer and Metabolic Disease
  • Human Nutrition and Lifestyle Intervention
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>