Publications

  1. Breastfeeding Is Associated with a Maternal Feeding Style Low in Control from Birth. PLoS ONE 8(1), e54229
  2. & Snack intake is reduced using an implicit, high-level construal cue.. Health Psychology 35(8), 923-926.
  3. & Do disinhibited eaters pay increased attention to food cues?. Appetite 108, 151-155.
  4. & A dual-process approach to exploring the role of delay discounting in obesity. Physiology & Behavior
  5. & Self-reported eating traits: Underlying components of food responsivity and dietary restriction are positively related to BMI. Appetite 95, 203-210.

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Teaching

  • PS-100 Academic and Professional Development

    This module provides psychology students with the key skills that are required to succeed in degree level study in the discipline of psychology and beyond university as a graduate. There is an emphasis on building the skills necessary for independent study, such as time management, critical thinking and incorporating using feedback to improve academic performance. In the first half of the module, students will experience how and when to use a tool kit of study skills through a series of workshops and blended learning packs. Students will create a portfolio of reflections on their experience of making the transition to university study during the first year. In addition personal development planning is an important aspect of the module in order to record and further develop the skills needed for graduate employment. As part of the module students enrol in the Swansea Employability Award (SEA) and complete the bronze level (the Know Yourself module) by the end of Semester 2.

  • 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 relationship between emotional processing deficits, impulsivity and forward future thinking. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Claire Williams
  • 'Promoting Healthy Eating Habits in Preschool Children in Saudi Arabia: Barriers and Challenges' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Amy Brown
  • How might weaning approach affect infant weight and appetite regulation? (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Amy Brown
  • Managed Indulgence: Investigating different approaches to limit your food intake for a healthy weight (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Laura Wilkinson
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Laura Wilkinson
  • Untitled (current)

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

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Amy Brown