Carmel Bennett

Carmel Bennett

School of Psychology

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of PhD: Investigating the effects of impulsivity and stress on feeding practices and eating behaviour in infants, children and adolescents

Supervisor: Dr Jackie Blissett

Interested in eating behaviour during childhood and adolescence. This work involves experimental and observational research with children, adolescents and their parents.


MRes Clinical Psychology
Bsc. (Hons) Psychology


First Class BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a Master of Research in Clinical Psychology, both from the University of Birmingham. Worked as a research assistant on a project investigating ways to aid the successful introduction of new foods into the diets of 2-3 year olds.


Research interests

Eating Behaviour; Childhood Obesity; Child Development


Bennett, C., Carroll, D., Blisset, J. & Ginty, A. (2014). Impulsivity and Heart rate reactivity in childhood. Manuscript in submission.

Bennett, C. & Blissett, J. (2013). Measuring Hunger and Satiety in Primary School Children: Validation of a New Picture Rating Scale. Manuscript in submission.

Blissett, J., & Bennett, C. (2013). Cultural differences in parental feeding practices and children's eating behaviours and their relationships with child BMI: A comparison of Black Afro-Caribbean, White British and White German samples. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 67 (2), 180-184.

Blissett, J., Bennett, C., Donohoe, J., Rogers, S., & Higgs, S. (2012). Predicting successful introduction of novel fruit to preschool children. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112 (12), 1959-1967.

Heald, M., Oliver, C., Phillips, A., Allen, D., Villa, D., Vitlic, A., Wilde, L., & Bennett, C. (2012). Stress in parents of children and adults with Angelman syndrome. Article for ASSERT (Angelman syndrome charity), UK newsletter.

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