School of Life & Health Sciences
Birmingham, B4 7ET
Phone: +44(0) 121 204 3784
I joined the Department of Psychology in January 2018. Previous posts include Professor of Childhood Eating Behaviour at Coventry University and Reader in Childhood Eating Behaviour at the University of Birmingham.
I have been working in the field of children’s eating behaviour for over twenty years. In that time much of my research has focussed on the biological, affective and cognitive factors of parents and their children which influence parent-child interaction, particularly in the context of feeding and eating problems. I have a particular interest in children’s fussy eating including poor fruit and vegetable acceptance, emotional eating, and obesity.
I teach a third year module in Psychology.
Current Students: Rachael Barker (Coventry University) Understanding children’s emotional eating.
I welcome applicants for PhD study in the area of childhood eating behaviour, specifically concerning breastfeeding, introduction of complementary foods, childhood obesity, fruit and vegetable consumption, pregnancy diet, parent-child interaction during eating, or infant gut microbiome relationships with diet and development.
Member of the British Psychological Society
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