Prof Claire Farrow, BSc (hons), PhD, PGCert, FHEA, AFBPsS,
School of Life & Health Sciences Aston University Aston Triangle Birmingham B4 7ET
Room: SW610 Email: [email protected] Tel: 01212045384
Applied Health Research Group
Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing(ARCHA)
Aston Research for CHildren's and Young people's health (ARCHY)
If you are interested in applying for a PhD in the field of eating behaviour (adult or child eating behaviour) please contact me directly by email for further details of potential projects.
If you are a PhD qualified researcher from outside of the UK and are interested in applying for a Marie-Curie Fellowship to come and work at Aston on projects of mutual interest (related to eating behaviour or weight) please contact me for further details (also see: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about-mca/actions/index_en.htm).
Prof Claire Farrow is a Reader in Psychology and Director of the Applied Health Research Group. Claire is interested in the factors that influence eating behaviour and weight gain or weight loss, in adults and children. She has overseen and conducted several longitudinal studies concerned with the development of eating behaviours in early life. She is involved in research about parental influences on child food preferences and weight; how siblings influence each other’s eating; parental perceptions of child weight and weight monitoring feedback; and the experiences of discrimination for individuals who are overweight. Claire is a Chartered Psychologist, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
For details of resources that I have co-developed to support healthy eating in children please see:
Vegetable Maths Masters http://vegetablemathsmasters.co.uk/
Child Feeding Guide: https://www.childfeedingguide.co.uk/about/meet-the-team/
Farrow, C. (2018). Using apps to expose children to vegetables: the impact of Vegetable Maths Masters on intake and liking, International Conference on Children’s Eating Behaviour, Birmingham, UK. March 2019 (invited plenary).
Member of the UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships (UKRI FLF) programme Peer Review College
Funded PhD Students
Rebecca Stone. Emotion regulation and the development of early emotional eating: The interaction of mood state, child temperament and parental feeding practices. April 2019 onwards.
Christopher Delivett. Memory distortions and biases as consequences of, and contributors to, (un)healthy eating. July 2018 onwards.
Nabila Jones. The impact of visual loss on nutritional status. January 2018 onwards.
Nichola Salmon: Understanding the Effects of Vegetable Consumption on Psychological Wellbeing and Cognitive Performance. Jan 2017 onwards.
Dr Clare Holley: “Why don’t you try it again?” factors associated with repeated exposure to fruits and vegetables during early childhood. Completed June 2016.
Clarke, R., Heath, G., Pattison, H., & Farrow, C. (2018). Weight-management in children living with asthma: A qualitative study of the experiences of paediatric healthcare professionals, Journal of Asthma, 16:1-8. DOI: 10.1080/02770903.2018.1536146.
Galloway, A., Waton, P., Pitama, S., Farrow, C. (2018). Socioeconomic Position and Picky Eating Behavior Predict Disparate Weight Trajectories in Infancy.
Frontiers in Endocrinology; Obesity, 9:528. DOI: 10.3389/fendo.2018.00528Grimley, C., & Farrow, C. (2018). Are children really less fussy with food at nursery compared to at home? European Heath Psychology Bulletin, 20 (1), 425-431.
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