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Dr Cristina Costantini is a Lecturer in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has completed her PhD on infant feeding and the mother-infant relationship during complementary feeding at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Previously, Dr Costantini graduated with summa cum laude from La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where she was trained as a clinical child psychologist. In the past decade, she has worked with children with and without disabilities in multiple settings and different countries, including South Africa, Poland, Ireland, Italy, and the UK. This has provided her with a better insight into different realities and problems in childhood. Her research interests concern infant feeding and eating behaviours in typically and atypically developing children.
Ms Laura Partridge completed a MSc in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University. Her MSc research project focused on caregivers' feeding practices during complementary feeding. She is currently collaborating with the Oxford Brookes Baby lab and the University of Essex, and she is involved in different community projects in Oxford. Her research interest concerns parental styles and child development.
Ms Hope Blocksidge is currently completing her MSc in Psychology at Oxford Brookes. Her undergraduate degree was in Translation with German and Spanish. Hope's research interests include infant feeding and maternal eating habits as well as psychological disorder during pregnancy and postpartum. She is currently working in a SEN school as well as psychiatric hospitals.
Mrs Tara Vesey has a BA in Sociology from Warwick University and is currently undertaking an MSc in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University. Her research interests concern maternal and child health as well as feeding practices and eating behaviours.
Emma, Ellena and Rosa are UG students in Psychology. They have joined the IFN as part of the Psychology Research Experience Scheme (PRES). They have been collaborating in different projects, such as video-coding analysis and lay summary of research articles.
Dr Miriam Clegg is a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Registered Nutritionist (RNutr). Her research interests focus on appetite, food intake control and energy balance. This includes looking at dietary intake and feeding behaviours in infants and toddlers. Her recent research has focused on different weaning styles and the impact that this has on dietary intake and food neophobia.