My current research interests include:

  • The development of eating behaviours and appetitive traits across the life course
  • The role of socioeconomic status and food insecurity in health and nutrition
  • The impact of the food environment on dietary quality
  • The influence of individual characteristics (e.g. autistic traits and temperament) on eating self-regulation and other nutrition-related outcomes
  • Family feeding dynamics, including mothers, fathers and siblings

Peer reviewed journal articles

You can find links to my open access publications below, or click the “Accepted publication” link to access the journal pre-proof.

  1. Harris HA, Kininmonth AR, Nas Z, Derks IPM, Jansen PW, Llewelyn CH. Prospective associations between early childhood parental feeding practices and eating disorder symptoms and disordered eating behaviors in adolescence. Int J Eat Disord. 2024.
  2. Derks IPM, Nas Z, Harris HA, Kininmonth AR, Treasure J, Jansen PW, Llewellyn CH. Early childhood appetitive traits and eating disorder symptoms in adolescence: a 10-year longitudinal follow-up study in the Netherlands and the UK. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2024;
  3. Harris HA, Friedman C, Starling AP, Dabelea D, Johnson SL, Fuemmeler BF, Jimaj D, Murphy SK, Hoyo C, Jansen PW,  Felix JF, Mulder RH. An epigenome-wide association study of child appetitive traits and DNA methylation. epigenome-wide association study of child appetitive traits and DNA methylation. Appetite. 2023;191:107086.
  4. Ayre S, Harris HA, White M, Byrne RA. Food parenting practices and child eating behaviours in Australian families: A cross-sectional sibling design. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2024;124(1):42-57.  
  5. Sader M, Harris HA, Waiter G, Jackson M, Williams J, Jansen PW. Prevalence, Characterisation and Correlates of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) in a Large Community-Based Paediatric Population. Accepted in JACCAP Open. 2023;1(2):116-127.
  6. Harris HA, Derks IPM, Prinzie P, Louwerse A, Hillegers M, Jansen PW. Interrelated development of Autism Spectrum Disorder symptoms and eating problems in childhood: A population-based cohort.  Front Pediatr. 2023; 11.  
  7. Ayre S, White M, Harris HA, Byrne RA. ‘I’m having jelly because you’ve been bad!’: A grounded theory study of mealtimes with siblings in Australian families. Matern Child Nutr. 2023;19(2):e13484.
  8. Derks IPM, Harris HA, Staats S, Gaillard R, Dieleman GC, Lewellyn CH, Swanson SA, Jansen PW. Subclinical binge eating symptoms in early adolescence and its preceding and concurrent factors: a population-based study. J Eat Disord 2022;10(1):180.
  9. Thorpe K, Hussain Potia A, Searle B, Van Halena O, Lakeman N, Oakes C, Harris HA, Staton S. Meal provision in early childhood education and care programs: Association with geographic disadvantage, social disadvantage, cost, and market competition in an Australian population. Accepted in Social Science and Medicine.
  10. Harris HA, Bowling A, Santos S, Greaves-Lord K, Jansen PW. Child ADHD and autistic traits, eating behaviours and weight: A population-based study. Pediatr Obes. 2022;17:e12951.
  11. Ayre S, Harris HA, White M, Byrne RA. Food-related parenting practices and styles in households with sibling children: A scoping review. Appetite. 2022;174:106045
  12. Harris HA, Mou Y, Voortman T, Jansen PW. Child autistic traits, food selectivity and diet quality: A population-based study. J Nutr. 2022:152(3) 856-862. nxab413
  13. Harris HA, Moore AM, Ruggiero CF, Bailey-Davis L, Savage JS. Infant food responsiveness in the context of temperament and mothers’ use of food to soothe. Front Nutri. 2022;8:781861
  14. Savage JS, Ruggiero CF, Eagleton SA, Marini ME, Harris HA. The Feeding to Manage Child Behavior Questionnaire: Development of a tool to measure parents’ non-nutritive feeding practices in preschool-aged children. Appetite. 2022;169:105849. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2021.105849
  15. Harris HA, Micali N, Moll HA, van Berckelaer-Onnes I, Hillegers M, Jansen PW. The role of food selectivity in the association between child autistic traits and constipation. Int J Eat Disord.2021:54(6) 981-985.
  16. Harris HA, Kling SMR, Marini M, Hassink SG,Bailey-Davis L, Savage JS. Agreement in infant growth measurements between community and clinical care settings. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2021;121(3):493-500. Accepted publication
  17. Kling SM, Harris HA, Marini M, Cook A, Hess LB, Lutcher S, Mowery J, Bell S, Hassink S, Hayward SB, Johnson G, Franceschelli Hosterman J, Paul IM, Seiler C, Sword S, Savage JS, Bailey-Davis L. Advanced Health Information Technologies to Engage Parents, Clinicians, and Community Nutritionists in Coordinating Responsive Parenting Care: Descriptive Case Series of the Women, Infants, and Children Enhancements to Early Healthy Lifestyles for Baby (WEE Baby) Care Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Pediatr Parent. 2020;3(2):e22121. doi:10.2196/22121
  18. Harris HA, Anzman-Frasca S, Marini ME, Paul IM, Birch LL, Savage JS. Effect of a responsive parenting intervention on child emotional overeating is mediated by reduced maternal use of food to soothe: The INSIGHT RCT. Pediatric Obesity. 2020:e12645 Accepted publication
  19. Ria-Searle B, Harris HA, JansenE, Thorpe K. What children bring to the table: The association of temperament and child fussy eating with maternal and paternal mealtime structure. Appetite. 2020; 151:104680. Accepted publication
  20. Harris HA, Jansen E, Rossi T. ‘It’s not worth the fight’: Fathers’ perceptions of family mealtime interactions, feeding practices and child eating behaviours. Appetite. 2020:104642.
  21. Savage JS, Harris HA, Bleser JA, Rollins BY. Parents’ and children’s categorization of candy are similar: A card sort protocol. Nutrients. 2019;11(10):2472.
  22. Jansen E, Harris HA, Rossi T. Fathers’ perceptions of their role in family mealtimes: A grounded theory study. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2019;52(1):45-54. Accepted publication
  23. Harris HA, Staton S, Morawska A, Gallegos D, Oakes C, Thorpe K. A comparison of maternal feeding responses to child fussy eating in low-income food secure and food insecure households. Appetite. 2019;137:259-266 Accepted publication
  24. Harris HA, Jansen E, Mallan KM, Daniels L, Thorpe K. Concern explaining nonresponsive feeding: A study of mothers’ and fathers’ response to their child’s fussy eating. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2018;50(8):757-764. Accepted publication
  25. Mallan KM, Jansen E, Harris HA, Llewellyn C, Fildes A, Daniels LA. Feeding a fussy eater: Examining longitudinal bidirectional relationships between child fussy eating and maternal feeding practices. J Pediatr Psychol. 2018:jsy053-jsy053. Accepted publication
  26. Jansen E, Harris HA, Daniels L, Thorpe K, Rossi T. Acceptability and accessibility of child nutrition interventions: fathers’ perspectives from survey and interview studies. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2018;15(1):67.
  27. Harris HA, Jansen E, Mallan KM, Daniels L, Thorpe K. Do Dads Make a Difference? Family Feeding Dynamics and Child Fussy Eating. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2018;39(5):415-423. Accepted publication
  28. Harris HA, Ria-Searle B, Jansen E, Thorpe K. What’s the fuss about? Parent presentations of fussy eating to a parenting support helpline. Public Health Nutr. 2018;21(8):1520-1528.
  29. Jansen E, Harris HA, Mallan KM, Daniels L, Thorpe K. Measurement invariance of the feeding practices and Structure Questionnaire-28 among a community of socioeconomically disadvantaged mothers and fathers. Appetite. 2017;120:115-122. Accepted publication
  30. Harris HA, Fildes A, Mallan KM, Llewellyn CH. Maternal feeding practices and fussy eating in toddlerhood: a discordant twin analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2016;13(1):81.
  31. Harris HA, Mallan KM, Nambiar S, Daniels LA. The relationship between controlling feeding practices and boys’ and girls’ eating in the absence of hunger. Eating Behaviors. 2014;15(4):519-522. Accepted publication