Everything you needed to know about caffeine and more! Dr Sue Heatherley will deliver a talk about whether research explains why we drink caffeinated drinks, what benefits if any caffeine has on our performance and what happens when you stop consuming it.
She will be discussing a number of studies, looking at the flaws in previous research and finally discussing why tea has a different image to coffee.
Sue Heatherley got her first degree from Cardiff University included an industry-based year. Although she enjoyed her time in Clinical Child Psychology, Sue Heatherley realised it wasn’t a career path she would choose. It did, however, encourage her to continue working in research and she joined the Psychology Department at the University of Bristol gaining an MPhil in implicit memory.
“I eventually joined the Health Psychology team working in the areas of occupational stress and the effects of aircraft noise on health. My final area of research is psychopharmacology. Caffeine is the world’s favourite drug and is therefore fascinating to study and the focus of my PhD. I’ve written many papers on the subject and appeared on the BBC’s The Truth about Food. I’ve lived in Asia for over ten years bringing up my family, but also still writing and teaching psychology when given the opportunity” – Sue Heatherley.
Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019