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Reader in Childhood Eating Behaviour, University of Birmingham

Jackie is an applied developmental psychologist whose specific interest is in parenting and childhood eating behaviour and obesity.

Her research is focused on the affective and cognitive factors which determine detrimental parenting behaviour and parent child interaction, particularly in the context of feeding and eating problems.
Her studies involve a wide variety of participants including mothers with clinically diagnosed mental health problems and their infants, obese children, adolescents with type II diabetes, pregnant women and mothers of neonates.


  • –present
    Reader in Psychology, University of Birmingham