Key Publications

  1. Meadows A, Nolan LJ, Higgs S. Self-perceived food addiction: prevalence, predictors, and prognosis. Appetite, In press.
  2. 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
  3. Spetter, M. S., & Hallschmid, M. (2017). Current findings on the role of oxytocin in the regulation of food intake. Physiology & Behavior.
  4. 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, in press.
  5. Thomas, J. M., Ursell, A. Robinson, E. L., Aveyard, P. Jebb, S. Herman, C. P. & Higgs, S. (2017). Using a descriptive norm message to increase vegetable selection in a workplace restaurant setting. Health Psychology, In press.
  6. Satherley, R. M., Higgs, S. and Howard, R., (2017). Disordered Eating Patterns in Coeliac Disease: A Framework Analysis. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, in press.
  7. Satherley, R. M., Howard, R., & Higgs, S. (2016). The prevalence and predictors of disordered eating in women with coeliac disease. Appetite, 107, 260-267.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Higgs, S. (2016). Cognitive processing of food rewards. Appetite, 104, 10-17.
  12. Higgs, S., & Thomas, J. (2016). Social influences on eating. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 9, 1-6.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Higgs, S. (2015). Social norms and their influence on eating behaviours. Appetite, 86, 38-44. IF 2.6
  18. 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
  19. Satherley, R., Howard, R., & Higgs, S. (2015). Disordered eating practices in gastrointestinal disorders. Appetite, 84, 240–250. IF 2.6
  20. 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)
  21. 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)
  22. 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
  23. 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).
  24. 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
  25. 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).
  26. 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)
  27. 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).
  28. Robinson, E.L., Harris, E., Thomas, J.M., Aveyard, P. and Higgs, S. (2013). Reducing high calorie snack food in young adults: A role for social norms and health based messages. In press International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10     Article Number: 73   DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-73  (IF 3.8)
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. Higgs, S. and Jones, A. (2013). Prolonged chewing at lunch decreases later snack intake. Appetite, 62 91-5. IF 2.6