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Dr Emma Haycraft

Reader in Psychology

Areas of expertise

Expertise: Child Feeding, Infant Feeding, Childhood Obesity, Children’s Eating, Children and Sedentary Behaviour, Children and Exercise, Infant Feeding, Parenting, Young Mothers


Emma's research focuses on parent-child interactions in the context of feeding, eating and mealtimes. Topics she can talk about include: children's eating behaviours; fathers' roles in child feeding; parents' feeding practices and behaviours; childhood obesity; peer influences on eating behaviours; eating and exercise in children and adolescents; young mothers' infant feeding decisions; parenting styles and practices; and mental health and parenting practices.

Interview booking

Please call the press office on 01509 223491 to arrange an interview with Dr Emma Haycraft. Bookings can also be made online at

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