Jordan Beaumont

Dr Jordan Beaumont RNutr (Public Health), FHEA

Lecturer in Food and Nutrition


Summary

I am a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) (Public Health) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I joined Sheffield Hallam in early 2021 as an Associate Lecturer, and was made full Lecturer within the Food and Nutrition group in August 2022. Within this role, I teach across a range of food and nutrition modules, particularly at postgraduate level, and supervise dissertation projects. I am also the Course Leader for the MSc Food Consumer Marketing and Product Development and co-lead of the Sheffield Hallam Appetite Research (SHARe) cluster. My research focusses on eating behaviour and appetite control, disordered eating and drinking behaviour, obesity and weight management, and the physical environment and social determinants of health. I am also Visiting Lecturer at Leeds Trinity University, and have previously worked as a freelance nutritionist and in supporting/technical roles with teaching and research.

About

Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Food, Leeds Trinity University (2010 to 2013)

MMedSci Human Nutrition, University of Sheffield (2013 to 2014)

PGCert Higher Education, Leeds Trinity University (2018 to 2019)

PhD Nutrition, Leeds Trinity University (2017 to 2022)

 

Member of Professional Body:

Registered Nutritionist (RNutr), Association for Nutrition

Fellow of the Higher Education Academic (FHEA)

Member of the Association for the Study of Obesity

Member of the Nutrition Society

Lecturer

Course Leader for MSc Food Consumer Marketing and Product Development

Teaching

Department of Service Sector Management

College of Business, Technology and Engineering

I teach across the undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio within food and nutrition, with particular focus on modules relating to nutritional physiology and biochemistry, obesity and weight management, food perception and consumer behaviour and research methods. I hold module leadership and also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation projects.

MSc Food and Nutrition Sciences

MSc Food Consumer Marketing and Product Development

MSc Nutrition with Obesity and Weight Management

MSc Nutrition with Public Health Management

MSc Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition

BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Health

BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Diet and Wellbeing

Interventions for Weight Management (level 7)

Nutritional Physiology and Biochemistry (level 7)

Research Methods (level 7)

Food and Nutrition Consultancy Challenge (level 6)

Food Perception and Consumer Behaviour (level 6)

Physical Activity and Health (level 5)

Academic and Professional Skills (level 4)

Research

My research explores the biopsychology of appetite, disordered eating and drinking behaviour, obesity and weight management, and the impact of physical environment and social determinants on health. I have a growing track record of securing internal and external funding to support collaborative projects, working with national and international research groups (e.g., Leeds Trinity University; Leeds Beckett University; University of Leeds; University of Exeter; University of the West of England; Christ University, India) as well as public health bodies (e.g., Office for Health Improvement and Disparities). Examples of current and recent projects aligned with my key research themes are listed below.

Biopsychology of appetite:

- Modulating eating behaviour through non-invasive brain stimulation.

- The link between cognitive control and eating behaviours.

- Satiety responsiveness, appetite control and body weight.

Disordered eating and drinking behaviour:

- Exploring predictors of food and alcohol disturbance (FAD).

- Understanding the perceptions of food addiction.

Obesity and weight management:

- Evaluating short-term funding in tier two weight management services.

- Perceptions of health, weight and obesity.

- The impact of food insecurity on childhood obesity.

Physical environment and social determinants on health:

- Natural green space and psychological wellbeing in South Asian populations.

- Exploring the scale and scope of "dark kitchens".

Exploring the scale and scope of "dark kitchens" in the North of England: https://fundingawards.nihr.ac.uk/award/NIHR160326

Publications

Journal articles

Beaumont, J., Dalton, M., Davis, D., Finlayson, G., Nowicky, A., Russell, M., & Barwood, M. (2023). No effect of prefrontal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on food craving, food reward and subjective appetite in females displaying mild-to-moderate binge-type behaviour. Appetite, 189. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2023.106997

Over, D., Arjomandkhah, N., Beaumont, J., Goodall, S., & Barwood, M. (2023). Skin Application of Menthol Enhances Maximal Isometric Lifting Performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. http://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000004305

Beaumont, J.D., Smith, N.C., Starr, D., Davis, D., Dalton, M., Nowicky, A., ... Barwood, M.J. (2022). Effective Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Parameters for the Modulation of Eating Behavior: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Psychosomatic medicine, 84 (6), 646-657. http://doi.org/10.1097/psy.0000000000001074

Beaumont, J., Smith, N.C., Starr, D., Davis, D., Dalton, M., Nowicky, A., ... Barwood, M.J. (2022). Modulating eating behavior with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS): A systematic literature review on the impact of eating behavior traits. Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, 23 (2). http://doi.org/10.1111/obr.13364

Beaumont, J., Davis, D., Dalton, M., Nowicky, A., Russell, M., & Barwood, M.J. (2021). The effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on food craving, reward and appetite in a healthy population. Appetite, 157. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2020.105004

Beaumont, J., Ioannou, E., Harish, K., Elewendu, N., Corrigan, N., & Nield, L. (n.d.). "We're one small piece of the puzzle": Evaluating the impact of short-term funding for tier two weight management services. Frontiers in Public Health.

Conference papers

Beaumont, J., Wyld, R., Reimann, T., & O'Hara, B. (2024). Exploring the perceptions of health, weight and obesity [Abstract only]. International Journal of Obesity, 48 (Supp 1). http://doi.org/10.1038/s41366-023-01431-0

Beaumont, J.D., Goodwin, E., Smith, N., Dalton, M., Davis, D., & Barwood, M.J. (2023). Understanding the Perceptions of Brain Stimulation as a Tool for Weight Management. Appetite, 189, 106968. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2023.106968

Beaumont, J., Ioannou, E., Corrigan, N., & Nield, L. (2023). An evaluation of tier 2 weight management services in the Yorkshire and Humber region [abstract only]. Obesity Facts, 16 (Supp 1), 291. http://doi.org/10.1159/000530456

Beaumont, J., Dalton, M., Davis, D., Finlayson, G., Russell, M., & Barwood, M. (2023). The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on food craving, food reward, and subjective appetite in those with binge-type eating behaviour [abstract only]. International Journal Of Obesity, 47 (Supp1), 31. http://doi.org/10.1038/S41366-023-01306-4

Beaumont, J., Davis, D., Dalton, M., Russell, M., & Barwood, M. (2019). Appeal biases for sweet and fatty foods are robust following a single session of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in a healthy weight population. Obesity Abstracts, 1. http://doi.org/10.1530/obabs.01.rfc1.1

Noorwali, E.A., Beaumont, J., Corfe, B.M., & Owen, L. (2017). The effects of probiotic supplementation on emotional memory and pain response. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 76 (OCE1). http://doi.org/10.1017/s0029665117000064

Theses / Dissertations

Beaumont, J. (2022). Modulating eating behaviour with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS): Towards effective study design, stimulation parameters and participant characteristics. (Doctoral thesis). https://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/31638/

Internet Publications

Beaumont, J. (2022). Exploring Brain Stimulation: A Possible Intervention for Obesity? https://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/blog/blog-posts/exploring-electrical-brain-stimulation-a-possible-intervention-for-obesity.php

Beaumont, J. (2021). Electric Currents and Eating Behaviour. https://blogs.shu.ac.uk/chefscluster/2021/09/30/electric-currents-and-eating-behaviour/

Presentations

Beaumont, J. (2023). Modulating eating behaviour with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Presented at: CHEFS Paired Papers Seminar, Online, 2023

Beaumont, J., Ioannou, E., Corrigan, N., & Nield, L. (2023). An evaluation of tier 2 weight management services in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Presented at: Sheffield Business School PGR/ECR Conference, Sheffield Hallam University

Beaumont, J. (2023). Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) as a potential intervention for weight management. Presented at: Nutritional Epidemiology Group Seminar, Leeds, UK

Beaumont, J. (2023). Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) as a potential intervention for weight management. Presented at: Association for Nutrition (AfN) Yorkshire and Humber Regional Meeting

Beaumont, J. (2022). Using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to change eating behaviours. Presented at: Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) Yorkshire and Humber Regional Conference, University of Sheffield

Beaumont, J., & Smith, N. (2022). Understanding the Perceptions of Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES). Presented at: School of Social and Health Sciences research seminar series, Leeds Trinity University

Beaumont, J., & Goodwin, E. (2022). “A fear of the unknown”: Understanding the perceptions of non-invasive brain stimulation. Presented at: Postgraduate Research Conference, Leeds Trinity University

Beaumont, J. (2021). Modulating eating behaviour with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Presented at: Faculty of Social and Health Sciences research seminar series, Leeds Trinity University

Beaumont, J. (2021). The impact of variation in transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) parameters and participant characteristics on eating-related outcomes. Presented at: Postgraduate Research Conference, Leeds Trinity University

Beaumont, J. (2020). The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on eating behaviour. Presented at: Invited talk at the Human Appetite Research Unit (HARU) lab meeting, University of Leeds

Beaumont, J. (2019). Is there a role for transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in appetite control? Presented at: Postgraduate Research Conference, Leeds Trinity University

Beaumont, J., & Barwood, M. (2018). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): A Demonstration.

Posters

Beaumont, J., Wyld, R., Reimann, T., & O'Hara, B. (2023). Exploring the perceptions of health, weight and obesity. Presented at: UK Congress on Obesity 2023, Queens University, Belfast

Beaumont, J., Ioannou, E., Corrigan, N., & Nield, L. (2023). An evaluation of tier 2 weight management services in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Presented at: 30th European Congress on Obesity (ECO), Dublin, 2023

Beaumont, J., Goodwin, E., Smith, N., Davis, D., Dalton, M., & Barwood, M. (2023). Understanding the perception of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) as a tool for weight management. Presented at: British Feeding and Drinking Groups (BFDG) 47th Annual Meeting, University of Leeds, 2023

Beaumont, J., Dalton, M., Davis, D., Finlayson, G., Russell, M., & Barwood, M. (2022). The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on food craving, food reward, and subjective appetite in those with binge-type eating behaviour. Presented at: UK Congress on Obesity (UKCO) 2022, Lancaster University, 2022

Beaumont, J., Smith, N., Starr, D., Davis, D., Dalton, M., Russell, M., ... Barwood, M. (2021). Modulating eating behaviour with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS): A systematic literature review on the impact of eating behaviour traits. Presented at: Brainbox Initiative Conference 2021, Online, 2021

Beaumont, J. (2021). The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on food craving, food reward, and subjective appetite in those with binge-type eating behaviour. Presented at: Postgraduate Research Conference, Leeds, UK, 2021

Beaumont, J. (2021). Understanding the Perceptions of Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES). Presented at: Postgraduate Research Conference, Leeds Trinity University

Beaumont, J., Starr, D., Smith, N., Davis, D., Dalton, M., Russell, M., ... Barwood, M. (2021). Effective transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) parameters for the modulation of eating behaviour: A systematic literature review. Presented at: Second International Workshop on Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS), Online, 2021

Beaumont, J., Davis, D., Dalton, M., Russell, M., & Barwood, M. (2019). Appeal biases for sweet and fatty foods are robust following a single session of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in a healthy population. Presented at: UK Congress on Obesity (UKCO) 2019, University of Leeds, 2019

Beaumont, J. (2018). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: A possible intervention for obesity? Presented at: Postgraduate Research Mini-Conference, Leeds Trinity University

Beaumont, J. (2018). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: A possible intervention for obesity? Presented at: Health and Psychology Summit, Leeds Trinity University

Noorwali, E., Beaumont, J., Corfe, B., & Owen, L. (2016). The effects of probiotic supplementation on emotional memory and pain response. Presented at: The Nutrition Society Winter Conference 2016 : Diet, Nutrition and Mental Health and Wellbeing, Royal Society of Medicine, London, 2016

Other publications

Beaumont, J., & Nield, L. (2023). Exploring the lived experience of tier two weight management services in the UK: A qualitative systematic review. PROSPERO: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordID=480340

Goodwin, E., Dalton, M., Whitaker, C., & Beaumont, J. (2023). To what extent has Food and Alcohol Disturbance (FAD) and its predictors been investigated and measured? A systematic review and meta-analysis. PROSPERO: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordID=434780

Dalton, M., Buckland, N., Finlayson, G., & Beaumont, J. (2023). The association between satiety responsiveness, measures of appetite control and body weight in adults: a systematic review with meta-analysis. PROSPERO: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordID=410730

Beaumont, J., & O'Hara, B. (2023). Is stool form associated with intake of plant foods? PROSPERO: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordID=411183

Mohammad, H., De Pretto, L., Beaumont, J., & Edwards, R. (2022). Access to natural green spaces and their associations with psychological wellbeing for South Asian people in the UK: A systematic literature review. PROSPERO: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordID=353711

Other activities

External Examiner for BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise (University of Bedfordshire).

Conference organising committee for the Nutrition Society Summer Conference (July 2022) and the British Feeding and Drinking Group 48th Annual Meeting (April 2024).

Peer reviewer for academic journals (e.g., Appetite, Physiology & Behavior, European Addiction Research, Behavioural Brain Research, Clinical Obesity, Food Quality and Preference).

Postgraduate supervision

Elizabeth Goodwin (Co-supervisor) - "Predictors of binge-drinking and drunkorexic behaviours" (February 2023 to present)

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