Dr Steven Brown

Dr Steven D. Brown

Senior Lecturer in Psychology


I am a Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology with teaching responsibilities across the undergraduate provision, the Masters programme and with the City University of Hong Kong.


I was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham (UK) in 2010. This work explored the rejection of previously accepted food during early childhood. I have worked at Birmingham , Bristol, Derby and Aberdeen Universities and I joined Sheffield Hallam University in April 2016. My current position is Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology where I teach across the undergraduate provision, as well as on the Masters programme and as a collaborative module leader  as part of our partnership with the City University of Hong Kong. My main research interests include weight control, diet, taste exposure, food/portion selection and environmental influences of meal size during adulthood. I am also interested in the effects of exposure to tastes  in utero and the long term effects of increased exposure to fruit and vegetables during early infancy. 

Senior Lecturer


Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

College of Social Sciences and Arts


Journal articles

Brown, S., Duncan, J., Crabtree, D., Powell, D., Hudson, M., & Allan, J.L. (2020). We are what we (think we) eat: The effect of expected satiety on subsequent calorie consumption. Appetite, 152, 104717. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2020.104717

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