Lecturer in Infant and Child Public Health, Swansea University

Sophia is an interdisciplinary early career researcher with a background on Nutrition and Dietetics with specialization in Obesity and Weight Management. However, her PhD work falls into the area of Health Psychology and focuses on the impact of prenatal nutrition and parental feeding practices, both milk feeding and weaning, on infants’ and toddlers’ eating behaviour. More specifically she looked at how milk and complementary feeding practices impact on outcomes, like vegetable acceptance and early eating behaviour, using a variety of methods ranging from qualitative analysis and observational techniques to quantitative analysis.

Her research interest include parental feeding practices and early years development .

She is currently a Lecturer on Infant and Child Public Health at Swansea University.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer on infant and Child Public Health, Swansea University

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Liverpool, PhD Health Psychology
  • 2010 
    University of Glasgow, MSc Human Nutrition

Publications

  • 2016
    The emotional and practical experiences of formula-feeding mothers, Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • 2016
    Differences in the emotional and practical experiences of exclusively breastfeeding and combination feeding mothers, Maternal and Child Nutrition