Dr Claire Farrow is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology who joined Aston in October 2013. Claire is interested in the factors that influence eating behaviour and weight gain or weight loss, particularly in 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 and an invited committee member of the National Steering Group for Feeding Disorders in Children. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.