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Strong public interest in child feeding and eating behaviour has led to my being invited to contribute to TV and radio programmes and to newspaper articles and events:


Print media:

Guardian Roundtable Discussion ‘From conception to reception - improving early life nutrition for mothers and infants” 2015. Subsequently reported in print and online versions of the newspaper.


TV & Radio

I have appeared in, or consulted on a number of television documentaries, including:

Channel 4 TV ‘Heston’s Fantastical Food’

BBC TV ‘Too Fat Too Young’

BBC TV ‘The Truth about Food: how to feed your kids’


I have contributed to radio and TV news and discussion programmes including:

BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4 ‘Bringing Up Britain’

Sky News Live


Online media

BBC CBeebies website: a series of 8 expert articles on child feeding for the parent’s pages

Consultancy to BBC iWonder website



I have provided expert consultancy services for product development and for the development of policy and public guidelines to:

Ella’s Kitchen


Department of Health

Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN)

Public Health England


Invited talks and presentations

Over the years, I have been invited to speak on the media and at conferences for both academic and professional audiences both in the UK and abroad including:

SAPARE Symposium "Preference and Change", University of Cambridge, October 2019


CEDAR seminar, University of Cambridge, March 2014


Nutrition and Health Live Conference, London, October 2013


Institut Universitaire de Medecine Sociale et Preventive, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, May 2013


VIVA International Congress, University of St Andrews, March 2013


UVBO Seminar. Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, March 2013


Feeding Disorders Conference, Institute of Child Health, November 2012


Conference on Feeding and Eating in Infancy and Early Childhood, Institute of Child Health, London, March 2010


Keynote presentation at “Emerging issues in pediatric nutrition: Influences on child feeding and dietary intake patterns” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, December 2009


Lunchtime public lecture, University College London January 2008


Food in Action Conference, Brussels, November, 2007





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