Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Laura Cutler

Research Assistant

Background

Background

After completing my BSc (Hons) and MSc in Psychology, I started working at Newcastle University in August 2012 as a research assistant on a study looking at how parents can be helped to recognise overweight in their children.  I completed a PhD which was linked to the study and investigated parental perceptions of child weight status and parental reports of child Health-Related Quality of Life.  After completing my PhD in May 2018, I started working on a projected titled 'Promoting health and functioning in children with physical limitations through participation in physical activities: the ActiveCHILD study'.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, Lancaster University
  • MSc Research Methods in Psychology, University of Surrey
  • PhD, Newcastle University


Research

Research Interests

  • Childhood obesity
  • Perceptions of childhood overweight/obesity
  • Parental influences on children's healthy lifestyles
  • Quality of Life in children with overweight/obesity

Publications

  • Jones AR, Cutler LR, Parkinson KN, Ells LJ, Tovée MJ, Scott D, Araujo-Soares V, Pearce MS, Mann KD, Speed C, Harris JM, Treleaven P, Adamson AJ. Improving parental recognition of childhood overweight: The Map Me Study. In: Nutrition Society Annual Summer Meeting. 2013, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jones AR, Cutler LR, Parkinson KN, Ellis LJ, Tovée MJ, Araujo-Soares V, Pearce MS, Mann KD, Speed C, Harris JM, Treleaven P, Adamson AJ. Improving parental recognition of childhood overweight: the Map Me Study. In: Nutrition Society Annual Summer Meeting. 2013, Newcastle, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ogden J, Cordey P, Cutler L, Thomas H. Parental restriction and children's diets. The chocolate coin and Easter egg experiments. Appetite 2013, 61, 36-44.
  • Cutler L, Parkinson K, Arnott B, Jones A, Araujo-Soares V, Mann K, Tovee M, Pearce M, Ells L, Harris J, Adamson A. Comparing methods of assessing parental perceptions of their obese child’s weight status. . In: European Congress on Obesity. 2017, Porto, Portugal. In Preparation.
  • Jones A, Mann K, Cutler L, Parkinson K, Arnott B, Araujo-Soares V, Pearce M, Tovee M, Ells L, Harris J, Adamson A. Targeting parental recognition and understanding of childhood overweight to improve child weight outcomes: The impact of the MapMe intervention at 12 months follow-up. . In: European Congress on Obesity. 2017, Porto, Portugal. In Preparation.
  • Jones AR, Tovée MJ, Cutler LR, Parkinson KN, Ells LJ, Araujo-Soares V, Pearce MS, Mann KD, Scott D, Harris JM, Adamson AJ. Development of the MapMe intervention body image scales of known weight status for 4-5 and 10-11 year old children. Journal of Public Health 2018, 40(3), 582-590.
  • Parkinson K, Reilly J, Basterfield L, Reilly J, Janssen X, Jones A, Cutler L, Le Couteur A, Adamson A. Mothers' perceptions of child weight status and the subsequent weight gain of their children: a population based longitudinal study. International Journal of Obesity 2017, 41, 801-806.
  • Jones AR, Tovée M, Ruto A, Cutler LR, Parkinson KN, Ells L, Scott D, Araujo-Soares V, Pearce M, Harris J, Crawford A, Adamson AJ. The development of body image scales to improve parental recognition of childhood overweight: The Map Me Study. In: International Congress on Obesity. 2014, Kuala Lumpa. In Preparation.
  • Cutler LR, Jones AR, Parkinson KN, Araujo-Soares V, Pearce MS, Tovée MJ, Speed C, Mann K, Ells LJ, Harris J, Treleaven PC, Adamson AJ. Improving parental recognition of unhealthy weight in their children. In: European Congress on Obesity. 2013, Liverpool, UK: Obesity Facts. In Preparation.
  • Jones A, Cutler L, Parkinson K, Ells L, Tovée M, Araujo-Soares V, Pearce M, Mann K, Speed C, Harris J, Treleaven P, Adamson A. The development of body image scales aiming to improve parental recognition of childhood overweight: The Map Me Study. In: European Congress on Obesity. 2013, Liverpool, UK. In Preparation.