Publications

  1. & Differences in dietary composition between infants introduced to complementary foods using Baby-led weaning and traditional spoon feeding. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 32(1), 11-20.
  2. & Self-control mediates the relationship between time perspective and BMI. Appetite 108, 156-160.
  3. Breastfeeding Is Associated with a Maternal Feeding Style Low in Control from Birth. PLoS ONE 8(1), e54229
  4. & Do disinhibited eaters pay increased attention to food cues?. Appetite 108, 151-155.
  5. & Snack intake is reduced using an implicit, high-level construal cue.. Health Psychology 35(8), 923-926.

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Teaching

  • PSY213 Brain and Behaviour

    The module provides an in depth look at the complex relationship between brain function (from the level of single neurons through to whole brain systems) and behaviour (of humans and other animals). The module will provide a grounding in the basic principles of learning theory and how these are applied in psychology and neuroscience research. We will explore how the brain responds and adapts to the external environment, the how genes and environment interact and the impact this has on brain function and behaviour in the context of stress, obesity, pain and motivation and emotion. We will also look at how recreational drugs affect the brain and what the consequences of drug taking are for human behaviour.

  • PSY319 Final Year Independent Research Project

    Students conduct an independent research project under the supervision of a member of staff. The research topic is decided in conjunction with supervisors and Research topics. Students must obtain ethical approval, design, conduct, analyse and write up a piece of research in order to achieve Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

  • PSY320 Dissertation

    This optional module provides students with the opportunity to conduct an extended literature review to discover what is currently known about an interesting, but less well known, area of psychology that is not taught as part of the psychology curriculum in Level 5 or 6. Students work independently, guided by their dissertation supervisor, to research a topic of their choice. In recent years students have written dissertations about `political psychology¿, `positive psychology¿ `why people take part in extreme sports¿, `does cannabis use cause schizophrenia¿ and many other diverse lines of enquiry.

  • PSY325 Independent Research Project - Joint Honours

    Students conduct an independent research project under the supervision of a member of staff. Students must obtain ethical approval, design, conduct, analyse and write up a piece of research in order to achieve Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society.

Supervision

  • The SHIFT study: exploring the role of a baby-led feeding approach on infant growth - implications for childhood obesity (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Amy Brown
  • 'Promoting Healthy Eating Habits in Preschool Children in Saudi Arabia: Barriers and Challenges' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Amy Brown
  • Understanding and combatting the effects of food variety in the ‘hypermodern’ food environment. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Laura Wilkinson
  • Managed Indulgence: Investigation of approaches to limit your food intake for a healthy weight (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Laura Wilkinson
    Other supervisor: Mrs Menna Price
  • Understanding the psychological journey of patients undergoing weight loss surgery. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
    Other supervisor: Dr Laura Wilkinson
  • Exploring nutrient and energy intake in infants weaned using a baby-led or traditional feeding style (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Amy Brown
  • Consuming your Feelings: The Mechanisms Underpinning Emotional Eating (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Claire Williams