I am a behaviourist and specialist in feeding disorders (now called avoidant/restrictive eating disorders). This is an eating disorder that typically manifests before the age of 5 year old. I am also interested in the concept of developmental differences and responsiveness to social priming, or in real world speak – how food advertisements work. You may also find me writing on the topics of appetite regulation and overlap between gastroenterology and psychology. My academic education has taken me through multiple universities in the UK. I started my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Criminology at Teesside before moving to complete a MSc in Psychobiology at Surrey. My BBSRC funded PhD was on appetite regulation within the Kissileff Laboratory at Liverpool. Prior to starting at Brunel in 2013 I worked at Staffordshire and Loughborough Universities.
Deputy Head of Psychology
BSc Undergraduate Programme Lead in Psychology
Newest selected publications
Dovey, T. (2017) 'Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: An Eating Disorder on a Spectrum with Food Neophobia', in Reilly, S. (ed.) Food Neophobia.
Dovey, T., Wilken, M., Martin, CI. and Meyer, C. (Accepted) 'Definitions and clinical guidance on the enteral dependence component of the avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder diagnostic criteria in children'. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. ISSN: 0148-6071 Open Access Link
2. Aldridge, V., Wade, A. and Dovey, TM. (Accepted) 'Assessing test-retest reliability of psychological measures: persistent methodological problems'. European Psychologist.Open Access Link
Dovey, T. (Accepted) 'FAvoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: An eating disorder on a spectrum with food neophobia.', in Reilly, S. (ed.) Food Neophobia: Behavioral and Biological Influences. Elsevier.
Dovey, T., Torab, T., Yen, D., Boyland, EJ. and Halford, JCG. (Accepted) 'Responsiveness to healthy advertisements in adults: An experiment assessing beyond brand snack selection and the impact of restrained eating.'. Appetite. ISSN: 1095-8304 Open Access Link