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 interaction between diet, physical activity and appetite regulation, and the biological and behavioural responses that mediate susceptibility or resistance to weight loss. In particular, he is interested in:

  • The physiological and behavioural responses to dietary and exercise-induced weight loss.
  • The role of body composition and energy expenditure as drivers of appetite and food intake.
  • The interaction between physical activity and appetite regulation.
  • Individual variability in treatment response to weight loss.


  • 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

Research groups and institutes

  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Obesity, Cancer and Metabolic Disease
  • Human Nutrition and Lifestyle Intervention
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