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
Sinopoulou, V., Gordon, M., Akobeng, A., Gasparetto, M., Sammaan, M., Vasiliou, J. and (2021) 'Interventions for the management of abdominal pain in Crohn's disease and inflammatory bowel disease (Review)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. ISSN: 1469-493Xet al.
Sinopoulou, V., Gordon, M., Dovey, T. and Akobeng, A. (2021) 'Interventions for the management of abdominal pain in ulcerative colitis'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2021 (7). pp. 1 - 62. ISSN: 1469-493X Open Access Link
Zagkos, L., Drenos, F., Emmett, P., Blakemore, AI., Nordstrom, T., Hurtig, T., (2021) 'Adolescents’ dietary habits and meal patterns influence school performance in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986: mendelian randomisation study'. bioRxiv. pp. 1 - 40. ISSN: 0362-4331 Open Access Linket al.
Huda, MSB., Shaho, S., Trivedi, B., Fraterrigo, G., Chandrarajan, L., Zolfaghari, P., (2020) 'Diabetic emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic: A case–control study'. Diabetic Medicine, 38 (1). pp. 1 - 3. ISSN: 0742-3071 Open Access Linket al.
Dovey, T., Kumari, V. and Blissett, J. (2019) 'Eating behaviour, behavioural problems and sensory profiles of children with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), autistic spectrum disorders or picky eating: same or different?'. European Psychiatry, 61. pp. 56 - 62. ISSN: 1778-3585 Open Access Link