Paul Fletcher

Paul Fletcher provides expertise to the Behaviour and Health Research Unit on neuroscience and habitual behaviour. He is Bernard Wolfe Professor of Health Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. Paul is a psychiatrist and his research uses neuroimaging and pharmacological manipulations in healthy volunteers to study how people feel about food, how they respond to it, and how these responses are affected by genetics and other differences.

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Key Publications:

  • Cambridge VC, Ziauddeen H, Nathan PJ, Subramaniam N, Dodds C, Chamberlain SR, Koch A, Maltby K, Skeggs AL, Napolitano A, Farooqi IS, Bullmore ET, Fletcher PC. Neural and behavioral effects of a novel mu opioid receptor antagonist in binge-eating obese people. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 May 1;73(9):887-94. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.10.022. Epub 2012 Dec 14. PubMed PMID: 23245760; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3898083.
  • Ziauddeen H, Farooqi IS, Fletcher PC. Obesity and the brain: how convincing is the addiction model? Nat Rev Neurosci. 2012 Mar 14;13(4):279-86. doi: 10.1038/nrn3212. PubMed PMID: 22414944.
  • Ziauddeen H, Subramaniam N, Gaillard R, Burke LK, Farooqi IS, Fletcher PC. Food images engage subliminal motivation to seek food. Int J Obes (Lond). 2012 Sep;36(9):1245-7. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2011.239. Epub 2011 Dec 6. PubMed PMID: 22143617; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3438467.