Dr Paul Lattimore

School of Psychology

Research Biography
Dr Lattimore is a research psychologist with specific interests in psychological aspects of appetite control, specifically the nature, course and outcome of deficits in self-regulation capacity. His research bridges basic science and applied domains aligned with a focus on health and wellbeing. This focus has emerged from his PhD work on emotion regulation and family communication in anorexia nervosa. He continues to be active in this area as evidenced by his 2017 publication in Psychiatry Research. His interest in the basic science of mindfulness meditation and its potential for wellbeing dovetails with his interests in eating behaviour and its disorders. This is most evident in recent publications and PhD supervision that focuses on the use of mindfulness meditation to address hedonic eating and its consequences for weight gain.

Qualifications & Academic Appointments
Dr Lattimore completed his undergraduate studies at LJMU (1992) with a BSc. Applied Psychology (First class). He was awarded an ESRC PhD Studentship (1992) and completed his doctoral studies at University of Manchester (1996). He also holds a PGCert (Liverpool) in Teaching & Learning in HE and recently became an accredited Mindfulness Meditation Teacher (2017; Breathworks). Since completing his doctoral studies, he has held lecturing posts at University of Central Lancashire and University of Chester before joining LJMU in 2004.

Doctoral Research Supervision
Current: Jekaterina Schneider - Mindfulness for Psychical Activity (Director of Studies)
Completed: Dr Naomi Fisher – Mindfulness and Eating Behaviour (Director of Studies)

Teaching & Learning
Research led teaching and curriculum development for modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels on the BSc Psychology, MSc Health Psychology, and MSc Positive Psychology & Wellbeing programmes. Supervision of final year and postgraduate thesis projects. Frequently shortlisted in the LJMU LSU Amazing Teacher Awards.

Degrees

2002, University of Chester, United Kingdom, PGCert in Teaching & Learning
1996, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, PhD
1992, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc Applied Psychology

Academic appointments

Senior Lectuer, School of Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2004 - present
Senior Lecturer, Psychology, University of Chester, 2000 - 2004
Lecturer, Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 1996 - 2000

Highlighted publications

Schneider J, Malinowski P, Watson P, Lattimore P. 2019. The role of mindfulness in physical activity: A systematic review Obesity Reviews, 20 :448-463 DOI Author Url Public Url

Lattimore P. 2019. Mindfulness based emotional eating awareness training: taking the emotional out of eating. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, :1-9 DOI Author Url Public Url

Stokes L-J, Davies A, Lattimore P, Winstanley C, Rogers R. 2019. Exploring preferences for variable delays over fixed delays to high-value food rewards as a model of food-seeking behaviours in humans Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Fisher N, Mead BR, Lattimore P, Malinowski P. 2017. Dispositional mindfulness and reward motivated eating: The role of emotion regulation and mental habit Appetite, 118 :41-48 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Lattimore P, Malinowski P, Mead BR, Irwin L, Grice L, Carson R. 2017. ‘I can’t accept that feeling’: Relationships between interoceptive awareness, mindfulness and eating disorder symptoms in females with, and at-risk of an eating disorder Psychiatry Research, 247 :163-171 DOI Author Url Public Url

Fisher N, Lattimore P, Malinowski P. 2016. Attention with a mindful attitude attenuates subjective appetitive reactions and food intake following food-cue exposure. Appetite, 99 :10-16 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Journal article

Schneider J, Malinowski P, Watson P, Lattimore P. 2019. The role of mindfulness in physical activity: A systematic review Obesity Reviews, 20 :448-463 DOI Author Url Public Url

Lattimore P. 2019. Mindfulness based emotional eating awareness training: taking the emotional out of eating. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, :1-9 DOI Author Url Public Url

Stokes L-J, Davies A, Lattimore P, Winstanley C, Rogers R. 2019. Exploring preferences for variable delays over fixed delays to high-value food rewards as a model of food-seeking behaviours in humans Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Fisher N, Mead BR, Lattimore P, Malinowski P. 2017. Dispositional mindfulness and reward motivated eating: The role of emotion regulation and mental habit Appetite, 118 :41-48 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Lattimore P, Malinowski P, Mead BR, Irwin L, Grice L, Carson R. 2017. ‘I can’t accept that feeling’: Relationships between interoceptive awareness, mindfulness and eating disorder symptoms in females with, and at-risk of an eating disorder Psychiatry Research, 247 :163-171 DOI Author Url Public Url

Fisher N, Lattimore P, Malinowski P. 2016. Attention with a mindful attitude attenuates subjective appetitive reactions and food intake following food-cue exposure. Appetite, 99 :10-16 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Lattimore P, Mead BR. 2015. See it, grab it, or STOP! Relationships between trait impulsivity, attentional bias for pictorial food cues and associated response inhibition following in-vivo food cue exposure Appetite, 90 :248-253 DOI Author Url

Rotenberg KJ, Costa P, Trueman M, Lattimore P. 2012. An interactional test of the Reformulated Helplessness Theory of Depression in adults receiving treatment for eating disorders Eating Behaviors, 13 :264-266 DOI Author Url

Rotenberg KJ, Costa P, Trueman M, Lattimore P. 2011. The relation between the lack of control attributional style for indulgent food consumption and bulimic symptoms Eating Behaviors, 12 :325-327 DOI Author Url

Lattimore P, Fisher N, Malinowski P. 2011. A cross-sectional investigation of trait disinhibition and its association with mindfulness and impulsivity. Appetite, 56 :241-248 DOI Author Url

Lattimore P, Walton J, Bartlett S, Hackett A, Stevenson L. 2010. Regular consumption of a cereal breakfast. Effects on mood and body image satisfaction in adult non-obese women. Appetite, 55 :512-521 DOI Author Url

Lattimore P, Hutchinson R. 2010. Perceived calorie intake and state body-image satisfaction in women attempting weight loss: A preliminary investigation BODY IMAGE, 7 :{15-21}-{15-21} DOI Author Url

Fett A-K, Lattimore P, Roefs A, Geschwind N, Jansen A. 2009. Food cue exposure and body image satisfaction: The moderating role of BMI and dietary restraint BODY IMAGE, 6 :{14-18}-{14-18} DOI Author Url

Geschwind N, Roefs A, Lattimore P, Fett A-K, Jansen A. 2008. Dietary restraint moderates the effects of food exposure on women’s body and weight satisfaction APPETITE, 51 :{735-738}-{735-738} DOI Author Url

Lattimore P, Malinowski P. 2008. Watching how you eat!: Mindfulness and disinhibited eating Appetite, 51 :762 - 762-762 - 762 DOI Publisher Url

Lattimore P, Roefs A, Jansen A, Lau A, Fett AK, Geschwind N. 2008. Body mass index and dietary restraint moderate the effect of food intake and food cue exposure on body image satisfaction INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBESITY, 32 :{S22}-{S22}

Roefs A, Lattimore P, Vos MD, Nederkoorn C, Coelho J, Jansen A. 2008. High-restrained eaters are less distracted by food than are low restrained eaters Appetite, 51 :752 - 752-752 - 752 DOI Publisher Url

Hutchinson R, Lattimore P. 2008. Variability in caloric intake predicts day-to-day body image satisfaction in dieters Appetite, 51 :762 - 762-762 - 762 DOI Publisher Url

Lattimore P, Roefs A, Jansen A, Lau A, Fett A, Geschwind N. 2008. Body mass index and dietary restraint moderate the effect of food intake and food cue exposure on body image satisfaction INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBESITY, 32 :S22-S22 Author Url

Lattimore P, Darwent S. 2006. Individual differences determine body satisfaction changes in response to food intake Appetite, 47 :269 - 269-269 - 269 DOI Publisher Url

Rotenberg KJ, Lancaster C, Marsden J, Pryce S, Williams J, Lattimore P. 2005. Effects of priming thoughts about control on anxiety and food intake as moderated by dietary restraint APPETITE, 44 :{235-241}-{235-241} DOI Author Url

Lattimore P, Maxwell L. 2004. Cognitive load, stress, and disinhibited eating. Eating behaviors, 5 :315-324 DOI Author Url

Lattimore PJJ, Halford JCG. 2003. Adolescence and the diet-dieting disparity: Healthy food choice or risky health behaviour? BRITISH JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 8 :{451-463}-{451-463}

Lattimore PJ. 2001. Stress-induced eating: an alternative method for inducing ego-threatening stress APPETITE, 36 :{187-188}-{187-188}

Lattimore PJ, Wagner HL, Gowers S. 2000. Conflict avoidance in anorexia nervosa: An observational study of mothers and daughters EUROPEAN EATING DISORDERS REVIEW, 8 :{355-368}-{355-368} DOI Author Url

Lattimore PJ, Thompson GM, Halford JCG. 2000. Developmental onset of eating-related color-naming interference: The role of restraint and eating psychopathology INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS, 28 :{27-32}-{27-32} DOI Author Url

Lattimore P, Gowers S, Wagner HL. 2000. Autonomic arousal and conflict avoidance in anorexia nervosa: A pilot study EUROPEAN EATING DISORDERS REVIEW, 8 :{31-39}-{31-39} DOI Author Url

Lattimore PJ, Butterworth M. 1999. A test of the structural model of initiation of dieting among adolescent girls JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH, 46 :{295-299}-{295-299} DOI Author Url

Lattimore P. Body dissatisfaction in females varies according to deprivation state and is modified by weight rather than restraint status APPETITE, 45 :{356-359}-{356-359} DOI Author Url

Lattimore P, Caswell N. Differential effects of active and passive stress on food intake in restrained and unrestrained eaters APPETITE, 42 :{167-173}-{167-173} DOI

Conference organisation:

ASO North West Regional Meeting: fMRI perspectives on hedonic eating, Organiser, http://www.aso.org.uk/. 2010

British Feeding and Drinking Group Annual Meeting 2008, Organiser, http://www.bfdg.bham.ac.uk/index.shtml. 2008

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviour, http://www.ssib.org/. 2010

Member, LJMU Institute for Health Research, http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/IHR/. 2008

Member, The British Feeding & Drinking Research Group, http://www.bfdg.bham.ac.uk/. 2005

Industrial connections:

Kellogg's, Business Enterprise Contract Research. 2009

External collaboration:

Mersey Care NHS Primary Care Trust Eating Disorder Service, Dr Ruth Carson. 2009

Fellowships:

HEFCE Promising Researcher Fellowship, HEFCE/LJMU. 2007

Award:

Large Grants Scheme: Acute effects of food intake and food cue exposure on body satisfaction, British Academy. 2006

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