Publications

​Published Papers


26. Tuck, N. J., Farrow, C. V., & Thomas, J. M. (2022). Frequency of fruit consumption and savoury snacking predict psychological health; selective mediation via cognitive failures. British Journal of Nutrition - ACCEPTED.


25. Delivett, C. P., Farrow, C. V., Thomas, J. M., & Nash, R. A. (2022). Front-of-pack health imagery on both ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ foods leads people to misremember seeing health claims: Two memory experiments. Appetite, 174, 106013.


24. Romano, J, A., Vosper, L., Kingslake, J. A., Dourish, C T., Higgs, S., Thomas, J. M., Raslescu, A., & Dawson, G. R. (2022). Validation of the P1vital® Faces Set for Use as Stimuli in Tests of Facial Emotion Recognition. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 663763.


23. Schneider, E., Spetter, M., Martin, E., Sapey, E., Yip, K. P., Manolopoulos, K., Tahrani, A., Thomas, J., Lee, M., Hallschmid, M., Rotshtein, P., Dourish, C., & Higgs, S. (2022). The Effect of Intranasal Insulin on Appetite and Mood in Women with and without Obesity: An Experimental Medicine Study. International Journal of Obesity - ACCEPTED; DOI 10/1038/s41366-022-01115-1


22. Edwards, K. L., Thomas, J. M., Higgs, S., & Blissett, J. (2022). Exposure to models' positive facial expressions whilst eating a raw vegetable increases children's acceptance and consumption of the modelled vegetable. Appetite, 168, 105779.

21. Hawkins, L. K., Farrow, C., & Thomas, J. M. (2021). Does exposure to socially endorsed food images on social media influence food intake? Appetite, 165, 105424.


20. Delivett, C., Klepacz, N., Farrow, C., Thomas, J. M., Raats, M., & Nash, R. A. (2020). Front-of-pack images can boost the perceived health benefits of dietary products. Appetite, 155, 104831.


19. Spetter, M. S., Higgs, S., Dolmans, D., Thomas, J. M., Reniers, R. L. E. P., Rotshtein, P., & Rutters, R. (2020). Neural correlates of top-down guidance of attention to food: an fMRI study. Physiology & Behaviour, 113085.


18. Hawkins, L. K., Farrow, C., & Thomas, J. M. (2020). Do perceived norms of social media users’ eating habits and preferences predict our food consumption and BMI? Appetite, 149, 104611.


17. Farrow, c., Belcher, E., Coulthard, H., Thomas, J. M., Lumsden, J., Hakobyan, L., & Haycraft, E. (2019). Using repeated visual exposure, rewards and modelling in a mobile application to increase fruit and vegetable acceptance in children. Appetite, 141, 104327.


16. ​​Salmon, N. J., Farrow, C., & Thomas, J. M. (2019). Assessing the Effects of Vegetable Consumption on the Psychological Health of Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review of Prospective Research. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 110, 196-211,


15. Liu, J., Thomas, J. M., & Higgs, S. (2019). The Relationship Between Social Identity, Social Norm and Eating Intentions and Behaviours. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 82, 217-230.


​14. Higgs, S., Liu, J., Collins, E. I. M., & Thomas, J. M. (2019). Using social norms to encourage healthier eating. Nutrition Bulletin, 44, 43-52.


13. Collins, E. I. M., Thomas, J. M., Robinson, E. L., 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. Appetite, 132, 122-130.


12. 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, 257-267.


11. Higgs, S., Spetter, M., 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. Psychopharmacology, 31, 1460-1474.


10. Thomas, J. M., Robinson, E. L., Aveyard, P., Jebb, S. A., Herman, C. P., & Higgs, S. (2017). Using a descriptive norm message to increase vegetable selection in a workplace restaurant setting. Health Psychology, 36, 1026-1033.


9. Higgs, S. & Thomas, J. M., (2016). Social influences on eating. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences​, 9, 1-6.


8. 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, 416-33.


7. Thomas, J. M., Liu, J., Robinson, E., Aveyard, P., Herman, C. P., & Higgs. S. (2016). The effects of liking norms and descriptive norms on vegetable consumption: a randomised experiment. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 442.


6. 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.


5. Thomas, J. M., Higgs, S., Dourish, C. T., Hansen, P., Harmer, C. J., & McCabe, C. (2015). Satiation attenuates BOLD activity in brain regions involved in reward and increases activity in an inhibitory control area: an fMRI study in healthy volunteers. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 101, 697-704.


4. Robinson E, Thomas, J. M., 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, 414-429.


3. Thomas, J. M., Tomlinson, J., Hassan-Smith, Z., Dourish, C. T., & Higgs, S. (2014). Effects of the 5-HT2C receptor agonist meta-chlorophenylpiperazine on appetite, food intake and emotional processing in healthy volunteers. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 231, 2449-59.


2. Robinson, E., Harris, E., Thomas, J. M., 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 Activity, 10, 73.


1. Higgs, S., Rutters, F., Thomas, J. M., Naish, K., & Humphreys, G. (2012). Motivational modulation of top-down attentional guidance: Enhanced capture of attention by food in working memory. Appetite, 59, 71-75.