John Menzies

John is a Lecturer in the Centre for Integrative Physiology at the University of Edinburgh. He specialises in the neurobiology of appetite and reward, studying how brain systems related to appetite are influenced by food, obesity and mood. John has many years of experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and has a strong interest in innovative approaches to learning.

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Understanding Obesity (Coursera)

In this course, we’ll look at the facts and misconceptions around obesity and discuss key physiological and psychological concepts around the brain’s control of appetite and body weight. We’ll consider the biological and environmental pressures that make it easy to gain weight (and hard to lose it!). Most importantly, [...]