Margaret Morris

Department of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences

UNSW Sydney

Margaret J. Morris

Margaret Morris 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 through both maternal and paternal lines 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 cognitive deficits and the relationship with changes in composition of the gut microbiota. morris/publications?type=journalarticles