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Dr Terry Dovey

Dr Terry Dovey
Divisional Lead / Reader - Psychology


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.


Head of Psychology

Newest selected publications

Dovey, T., Wilken, M., Martin, CI. and Meyer, C. (2018) '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, 42 (3). pp. 499 - 507. ISSN: 0148-6071 Open Access Link

Journal article

Aldridge, VK., Dovey, TM. and Wade, A. (2017) 'Assessing test-retest reliability of psychological measures: persistent methodological problems'. European Psychologist, 22 (4). pp. 207 - 218. ISSN: 1016-9040 Open Access Link

Journal article

Dovey, TM. and Dibb, B. (2017) 'Perception and Use of Reinforcement by Special Education Teachers'. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 17 (4). pp. 282 - 293. ISSN: 1471-3802 Open Access Link

Journal article

Dovey, T. (2017) 'Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: An Eating Disorder on a Spectrum with Food Neophobia', in Reilly, S. (ed.) Food Neophobia. Elsevier. pp. 329 - 349. ISBN 13: 9780081019320. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Dovey, T. (2017) 'The Psychology of Eating'. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology.Open Access Link

Journal article
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