Dr Hannah Ensaff

Research interests

I joined the School of Food Science and Nutrition in September 2016 as a Lecturer in Nutrition, having previously worked at the University of Manchester, Leeds Beckett University and the University of Sheffield. My primary areas of research are public health nutrition, food choice and dietary interventions.

My research encompasses quantitative and qualitative methodologies to assess populations' diets (analysis of food choice datasets to examine dietary patterns, qualitative data analysis to develop models of food choice) and the development and evaluation of nutrition interventions (specifically around food choice architecture and nudging). My research focusses on children and adolescents and I am also interested in changing food preferences in older adults.

<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>


  • MEng PhD MMedSci

Professional memberships

  • Nutrition Society
  • Association for Nutrition
  • American Society for Nutrition
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy

Research groups and institutes

  • Nutrition and Public Health
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Human Nutrition and Lifestyle Intervention
  • Food Safety, Security and Sustainability

Current postgraduate researchers

<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>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/219-choice-architecture:-nudging-food-choice-behaviour">Choice architecture: nudging food choice behaviour</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/232-older-adults-food-choice-and-dietary-intake">Older adults' food choice and dietary intake</a></li>