Prof Margaret Morris
Margaret is Professor and Head of Pharmacology at UNSW Sydney. She has a PhD in Medicine (Monash) and postdoctoral training in neuroscience. Morris leads the Environmental determinants of obesity research group within the School of Medical Sciences.
Her research focuses on the intergenerational transmission of obesity and the psychology of eating, e.g. how does provision of a varied, energy rich diet override the regulatory control mechanisms that should maintain body weight? Her lab uses rodent models to investigate the impact of a palatable, western diet, and the contributions of sugar and fat, on cognition and the relationship with changes in composition of the gut microbiota.