Key Publications

  1. Collins, E. I., Thomas, J. M., Robinson, E., Aveyard, P., Jebb, S. A., Herman, C. P., & Higgs, S. (2019). Two observational studies examining the effect of a social norm and a health message on the purchase of vegetables in student canteen settings. Appetite132, 122-130.
  2. Kaisari, P., Kumar, S., Hattersley, J., Dourish, C. T., Rotshtein, P., & Higgs, S. (2018). Top-down guidance of attention to food cues is enhanced in individuals with overweight/obesity and predicts change in weight at one-year follow up. International Journal of Obesity, 1.
  3. Burmester, V., Higgs, S., & Terry, P. (2018). Rapid-onset anorectic effects of intranasal oxytocin in young men. Appetite130, 104-109.
  4. Whitelock, V., Nouwen, A., Houben, K., van den Akker, O., Rosenthal, M., & Higgs, S. (2018). Does working memory training improve dietary self-care in type 2 diabetes mellitus? Results of a double blind randomised controlled trial. Diabetes research and clinical practice143, 204-214.
  5. Balter, L. J. T., Hulksen, S., Aldred, S., Drayson, M. T., Higgs, S., Veldhuijzen van Zanten, J. J. C. S., Raymond, J. E. & Bosch, J. A. (2018) Low-grade inflammation decreases emotion recognition–Evidence from the vaccination model of inflammation. Brain, behaviour and immunity, 73, 216-221.
  6. Whitelock, V., Nouwen, A., van den Akker, O., & Higgs, S. (2018). The role of working memory sub-components in food choice and dieting success. Appetite124, 24-32.
  7. Whitelock, V., Higgs, S., Brunstrom, J. M., Halford, J. C., & Robinson, E. (2018). No effect of focused attention whilst eating on later snack food intake: Two laboratory experiments. Appetite.
  8. Higgs, S. & Spetter, M. S. (2018) Cognitive control of eating: the role of memory in appetite and weight gain. 7(1), 50-59.
  9. Kaisari, P., Dourish, C. T., Rotshtein, P., & Higgs, S. (2018). Associations Between core symptoms of attention Deficit hyperactivity Disorder and Both Binge and restrictive eating. Frontiers in psychiatry9, 103.
  10. Satherley, R. M., Howard, R., & Higgs, S. (2018). Development and Validation of the Coeliac Disease Food Attitudes and Behaviours Scale. Gastroenterology Research and Practice2018.
  11. Thomas, J. M., Dourish, C. T., Tomlinson, J., Hassan-Smith, Z., Hansen, P. C. & Higgs, S. (2018) The 5-HT2C receptor agonist meta-chlorophenylpiperazine (mCPP) reduces palatable food consumption and BOLD fMRI responses to food images in healthy female volunteers. Psychopharmacology, 235(1), 257-267

  12. Meadows A, Nolan L. J., Higgs S. (2017) Self-perceived food addiction: prevalence, predictors, and prognosis. Appetite, 114, 282-298
  13. Meadows, A., Higgs, S., Burke, S.E., Dovidio, J.F., van Ryn, M. & Phelan, S.M. (2017) Social dominance orientation, dispositional empathy, and need for cognitive closure moderate the impact of empathy-skills training, but not patient contact, on medical students’ negative attitudes toward higher-weight patients. Frontiers in Psychology
  14. Spetter, M. S., & Hallschmid, M. (2017). Current findings on the role of oxytocin in the regulation of food intake. Physiology & Behavior.
  15. Kaisari, P., Dourish, CT & Higgs, S. (2017). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and disordered eating behaviour: A systematic review and a framework for future research. Clinical Psychology Review, 53, 109-121.
  16. Higgs, S., Spetter, M. S., Thomas, J. M., Rotshtein, P., Lee, M., Hallschmid, M., & Dourish, C. T. (2017). Interactions between metabolic, reward and cognitive processes in appetite control: Implications for novel weight management therapies. Journal of Psychopharmacology31(11), 1460-1474.
  17. Thomas, J. M., Robinson, E. L., Aveyard, P., Jebb, S. A., Herman, C. P., & Higgs, S. (2016). Using a descriptive norm message to increase vegetable selection in a workplace restaurant setting. Appetite, (107), 692-693.
  18. Satherley, R. M., Higgs, S. and Howard, R., (2017). Disordered Eating Patterns in Coeliac Disease: A Framework Analysis. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 30(6), 724-736.
  19. Satherley, R. M., Howard, R., & Higgs, S. (2016). The prevalence and predictors of disordered eating in women with coeliac disease. Appetite, 107, 260-267.
  20. Walker, S., Higgs, S., & Terry, P. (2016). Estimates of the absolute and relative strengths of diverse alcoholic drinks by young people. Substance Use and Misuse, 51(13), 1781-1789.
  21. Thomas, J. M., Liu, J., Robinson, E. L., Aveyard, P., Herman, C. P., & Higgs, S. (2016). The Effects of Liking Norms and Descriptive Norms on Vegetable Consumption: A Randomized Experiment. Frontiers in Psychology, 7.
  22. Blissett, J., Bennett, C., Fogel, A., Harris, G., & Higgs, S. (2016). Parental modelling and prompting effects on acceptance of a novel fruit in 2–4-year-old children are dependent on children’s food responsiveness. British Journal of Nutrition, 115(03), 554-564.
  23. Higgs, S. (2016). Cognitive processing of food rewards. Appetite, 104, 10-17.
  24. Higgs, S., & Thomas, J. (2016). Social influences on eating. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 9, 1-6.
  25. Thomas, J. M., Higgs, S., & Dourish, C. T. (2016). Test–retest reliability and effects of repeated testing and satiety on performance of an Emotional Test Battery. Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 38(4), 416-433.
  26. Thomas, J. M., Dourish, C. T., & Higgs, S. (2015). Effects of awareness that food intake is being measured by a universal eating monitor on the consumption of a pasta lunch and a cookie snack in healthy female volunteers. Appetite, 92, 247-251.
  27. Thomas, J. M., Higgs, S., Dourish, C. T., Hansen, P. C., Harmer, C. J., & McCabe, C. (2015). Satiation attenuates BOLD activity in brain regions involved in reward and increases activity in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex: an fMRI study in healthy volunteers. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 101(4), 697-704. IF 6.7
  28. Higgs, S., Dolmans, D., Humphreys, G. W., & Rutters, F. (2015). Dietary self-control influences top–down guidance of attention to food cues. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 427. IF 2.8
  29. Higgs, S. (2015). Social norms and their influence on eating behaviours. Appetite, 86, 38-44. IF 2.6
  30. Kaisari, P., & Higgs, S. (2015). Social modelling of food intake. The role of familiarity of the dining partners and food type. Appetite, 86, 19–24 IF 2.6
  31. Satherley, R., Howard, R., & Higgs, S. (2015). Disordered eating practices in gastrointestinal disorders. Appetite, 84, 240–250. IF 2.6
  32. Thomas, J.M. Tomlinson, J.M. Hassan-Smith, Z. Dourish C. T.  and  Higgs, S.  (2014). Effects of the 5-HT2C receptor agonist meta-chlorophenylpiperazine on appetite, food intake and emotional processing in healthy volunteers. Psychopharmacology 231: 2449-59   (IF 4)
  33. Robinson, E., Kersbergen, I., & Higgs, S. (2014). Eating ‘attentively’reduces later energy consumption in overweight and obese females. British Journal of Nutrition, 112(04), 657-661. (IF 3.4)
  34. Robinson, E., Thomas, J., Aveyard, P., & Higgs, S. (2014). What everyone else is eating: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of informational eating norms on eating behavior. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 114(3), 414-429.IF 3.6
  35. O’Brien, C., Higgs, S., & Harris, M. (2014). Alcohol disrupts the effects of priming on the perception of ambiguous figures. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 28(1), 31-38. (IF 3.3).
  36. Robinson, E.L. Blissett, J. and Higgs, S. (2013). Social influences on eating: implications for nutritional interventions. Nutrition Research Reviews, 26: 166-176   IF 5.5
  37. Robinson, E., Higgs, S., Daley, A. J., Jolly, K., Lycett, D., Lewis, A., & Aveyard, P. (2013). Development and feasibility testing of a smart phone based attentive eating intervention. BMC public health, 13(1), 639. (IF 1.9).
  38. Robinson, E.L., Fleming, A. and Higgs, S. (2014). Prompting healthier eating: comparing the use of health and social norm based messages, Health Psychology, 33(9):1057-64 (IF 3.9)
  39. O’Brien, C. Harris M. and Higgs S. (2013). Effects of alcohol on attentional mechanisms involved in figure reversals. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental 28: 484-494 (IF 2.4).
  40. Robinson, E., Harris, E., Thomas, J., Aveyard, P., & Higgs, S. (2013). Reducing high calorie snack food in young adults: a role for social norms and health based messages. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity10(1), 73.
  41. Robinson, E.L. Daley, A. Jolly, K. Lewis, A. Lycett, D. Aveyard, P. and Higgs, S.  (2013). Eating Attentively:  A systematic review of the effect of food intake memory and awareness on eating, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 97, 728-742   IF 6.7
  42. Robinson, E.L. and Higgs, S. (2013). Food Choices in the Presence of “Healthy” and “Unhealthy” Eating Partners. British Journal of Nutrition, 109, 765-771.   IF 3
  43. Robinson, E.L. and Higgs, S. (2013). Food intake norms increase and decrease snack food intake in a remote confederate study. Appetite. 65, 20-24   IF 2.6
  44. Higgs, S. and Jones, A. (2013). Prolonged chewing at lunch decreases later snack intake. Appetite, 62 91-5. IF 2.6