Dr Vicki Aldridge's joined DMU as a lecturer in 2017, becoming a senior lecturer in 2018, and associate professor in 2023. Vicki has been the programme leader (director) for undergraduate psychology at DMU since 2019, undertaking programme management and overseeing development for four BPS accredited psychology degree programmes. Prior to joining DMU, Vicki worked as a teaching fellow in statistics at UCL's Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. Her research interests lie in the development of eating behaviour and dietary change across the lifespan, with a particular focus on the characteristics and development of disordered feeding in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, and the support available for these groups. She is also interested in the wider context of both typical and atypical eating behaviours, and in the physical, psychological, and social outcomes of different eating patterns.