Dr. Margaret Leitch

Psychologist and science writer

Dr. Margaret Leitch completed her PhD in Experimental Psychology in Eating Behaviour and Obesity related research.

Margaret’s expertise is unique insofar as she has cultivated both academic and industry related knowledge. She has extensive understanding of the psychological aspects of food choice, and cognitive mechanisms responsible for reward. In addition, she is well versed in food politics and commercial aspects of the food industry. Together, these afford a unique perspective on the ‘decision’ to overeat, and the steps needed to reform our food environment. In her co authored book, Fat Planet, she has had the opportunity to bring scientific insight, policy research, and public health experience to the forefront.