Prof. Dr. Heather Foran

Raum: I.2.28
Telefon: +43 463 2700 1641
Email: heather.foran [@]
Sprechstunde: Voranmeldung bei Frau Krische:

Head, Health Psychology Department
Associate Editor, Journal of Family Psychology
Coordinator, Public Health Research Cluster
Head, Institutional Review Board for Research Ethics (Ethikrat)
Vice-chair, Institute for Psychology


Education and Training

Habilitation in Psychology, 2013
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
(Mentor: Prof. Dr. Kurt Hahlweg)

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2009
Stony Brook University, New York, USA
(Mentor: Distinguished Prof. Dr. Daniel K. O Leary)

Licensed Psychologist, U.S., New York, since 2010
Approbierte Psychologische Psychotherapeutin (VT) Germany, since 2015

Relevant publications

Harris, H., Jansen, E., Mallan, K.M., Daniels L.A., & Thorpe, K. (in press) Do dads make a difference? Family feeding dynamics and child fussy eating. Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics

Jansen, E., Harris, H., Mallan, K., Daniels, L., & Thorpe, K. (2018). Measurement invariance of the Feeding Practices and Structure Questionnaire-28 among a community of socioeconomically disadvantaged mothers and fathers. Appetite, 120, 115-122.

Jansen, E., Williams, K.E., Mallan, K.M., Nicholson, J.M., & Daniels L.A. (2018) Bidirectional associations between mothers’ feeding practices and child eating behaviours. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15(1), 3.

Jansen, E., Williams, K. E., Mallan, K. M., Nicholson, J. M., & Daniels, L. A. (2016). The Feeding Practices and Structure Questionnaire (FPSQ-28): a parsimonious version validated for longitudinal use from 2-5 years. Appetite, 100, 172-180.

Mallan, K. M., Daniels, L. A., Wilson, J., Jansen, E., & Nicholson, J. M. (2015) Association between maternal depressive symptoms in the early post-natal period and responsiveness in feeding at child age 2 years. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 11 (4), 926-935.

Jansen, E., Mallan, K. M., Nicholson, J. M., & Daniels, L. A. (2014). The feeding practices and structure questionnaire: construction and initial validation in a sample of Australian first-time mothers and their 2-year olds. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11, 72.

Jansen, E., Daniels, L. A., & Nicholson, J. M. (2012). The dynamics of parenting and early feeding – constructs and controversies: a viewpoint. Early Child Development and Care, 182(8), 967-981.


Room: I.2.49
Phone: +43 463 2700 1643
Email: elena.jansen [@]

Unit of Health Psychology University of Klagenfurt