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Conferences and Talks

2015

Food Dudes Programme: Improving the wellbeing of children and their families. Invited talk presented at XIV Congress of Psychiatrists, 23-24th of October 2015, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Erjavec)

Food Dudes Program: Dobra ishrana, dobra forma, dobro zdravlje, za djecu i porodicu. Invited public lecture for staff and parents at EDUS / UNICEF, 22th of October 2015, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Erjavec)

The Dynamic Food Dudes to the Rescue: Increasing children's consumption of fruit and vegetables and their levels of physical activity. A symposium presented at the ABAI (Association for Behavior Analysis International) 8th International Conference, 27th - 29th of September 2015 in Kyoto, Japan. (Chair: Horne)

Changing the choice architecture of school dining environments: The Food Dudes Dining Experience. Paper presented at the ABAI (Association for Behavior Analysis International) 8th International Conference, 27th - 29th of September 2015 in Kyoto, Japan. (Erjavec et al.)

Increasing pre-school children’s consumption of fruit and vegetables: A modelling and rewards intervention. Paper presented at the ABAI (Association for Behavior Analysis International) 8th International Conference, 27th - 29th of September 2015 in Kyoto, Japan. (Sharp et al.)

You too can eat well: Improving diets of children with moderate and severe disabilities in Special Schools. Paper presented at the ABAI (Association for Behavior Analysis International) 8th International Conference, 27th - 29th of September 2015 in Kyoto, Japan. (Erjavec et al.)

Development of a multi-component intervention to increase physical activity in primary school children: The Dynamic Dudes programme. Paper presented at the ABAI (Association for Behavior Analysis International) 8th International Conference, 27th - 29th of September 2015 in Kyoto, Japan. (Whitaker et al.)

Shall I have an apple, or cake, or both? Measuring changes in the nutritional composition of children's meals after Food Dudes. Poster presented at the ABAI (Association for Behavior Analysis International) 8th International Conference, 27th - 29th of September 2015 in Kyoto, Japan. (Marcano-Olivier et al.)

Let's have some adventures! Increasing pre-school children’s physical activity levels with a role-modelling intervention. Poster presented at the ABAI (Association for Behavior Analysis International) 8th International Conference, 27th - 29th of September 2015 in Kyoto, Japan. (Sharp et al.)

Increasing pre-school children’s consumption of fruit and vegetables: a modelling and rewards intervention. Poster presented at Health and Medical Research Showcase, 18th September 2015, at Bangor, Wales. (Sharp et al)

Key topics in typical and atypical development. Invited lecture series (2 days) presented as part of a UNICEF-funded project for developing early detection of developmental disabilities in BIH professionals. EDUS, 12-14 June 2015, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Erjavec)

Increasing children’s consumption of fruit and vegetables & increasing children’s daily activity. Invited public talk presented at the Obesity: 5th Health and Wellbeing Lecture Series, 17th of March 2015, at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales. (Horne)

Using behaviour change to enable children to eat well: Food Dudes programme in Denbighshire special schools. Invited public talk presented at the Obesity: 5th Health and Wellbeing Lecture Series, 17th of March 2015, at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales. (Erjavec)

Increasing pre-school children’s consumption of fruit and vegetables. Invited poster at the KESS Ministerial Visit, February 2015, at Bangor University, Wales. (Sharp et al.)

2014

Healthy nutrition: what can be learned in early childhood. Invited talk presented at the 24th European Childhood Obesity Group Congress, 13-15th November, in Salzburg, Austria. (Horne & Lowe) 

Food Dudes: Bringing behaviour change to public health worldwide. Invited talk presented a the 11th International Congress on Behavior Studies, 5-7th November, in Milan, Italy. (Lowe & Horne)

You too can be a Food Dude: Changing the eating habits of children with disabilities in Wales and Scotland. Paper presented at the Health in a Changing Scotland Annual Public Health Conference, 7th of November 2014 in Aviemore, Scotland. (Erjavec et al.)

The Food Dudes Dining Experience: Transforming School Food Environments. Paper presented at the Health in a Changing Scotland Annual Public Health Conference, 6th of November 2014 in Aviemore, Scotland. (Erjavec et al.)

Increasing pre-school children’s consumption of fruit and vegetables. A modelling and rewards intervention. Paper presented at the 1st ASO UK Congress of Obesity, September 2014, in Birmingham, England. (Sharp et al.)

Developing and testing the exercise DVD aspect of a multicomponent behaviour change project with primary school aged children. Poster presented at the Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society, September 2014, in York, England. (Mitchell et al.)

Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in Special Schools: A Food Dudes Programme.  Poster presented at the Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society, September 2014, in York, England. (Roberts-Mitchell et al.)

Developing and testing the exercise DVD aspect of a multicomponent behaviour change project with primary school aged children. Paper presented at KESS Annual Event, July 2014, in Aberystwyth, Wales. (Mitchell et al.)

Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in Special Schools: A Food Dudes Programme.  Paper presented at KESS Annual Event, July 2014, in Aberystwyth, Wales. (Roberts-Mitchell et al.)

Fruit and veg are supercool, eat them home and school! Invited Workshop presented at the Local Area Research + Intelligence Association (LARIA) Annual Conference, 14th of May 2014 in Warwick, England. (Erjavec et al.)

Learning to imitate and learning through imitation: Key drivers of child development. Invited address presented at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology Symposium organised by the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ANUBiH) and supported by UNICEF, 5th of April 2014 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Erjavec)

The Food Dudes Dining Experience: The impact of improving the choice architecture of school catering and dining environments on children's consumption of fruit, veg, and high fat and sugar foods. Invited talk presented at the International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH), 6th of March 2014 in Manchester, England. (Erjavec et al.)

Fruit Are Supercool, Veg Are Supercool: The Food Dudes Nursery Programme Increases Consumption of Fruit and Veg in 2- to 4-Year Old Children. Poster presented at Midlands Health Psychology Network Conference, February 2014, in Northampton, England. (Sharp et al.)

2013

Food Dudes: Y rhaglen blynyddoedd cynnar. Paper presented at ‘Cynhadledd Ymchwil yr Ysgol Seicoleg’, 4th December, Bangor University, Wales. (Sharp et al.)

Fruit are supercool, veg are supercool: The Food Dudes Nursery Programme increases consumption of fruit and veg in 2- to 4-year old children. Talk presented at Making Scotland a Healthier Place: Annual Public Health Conference, 7-8th of November 2013 in Dunblane, Scotland. (Erjavec et al.)

Role-modelling, rewards and repeated tasting: The Food Dudes Programme in Special Schools. Talk presented as a part of a symposium titled, 'Fruit and veg are cool, eat them home and school!' at the Joint Annual Conference of Developmental and Cognitive Sections of the British Psychological Society, 4-6th of September in Reading, England. (Erjavec et al.)

Development of a Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme for preschool children. Talk presented as a part of a symposium titled, 'Fruit and veg are cool, eat them home and school!' at the Joint Annual Conference of Developmental and Cognitive Sections of the British Psychological Society, 4-6th of September in Reading, England. (Sharp et al.)

Food Dudes Nursery Programme. Paper presented at the KESS Annual Event, September 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Sharp et al.)

Developing Healthy Eating in Young Children: The Food Dudes Approach.  Paper presented at the Festival of Public Health UK, 4th of July 2013 in Manchester, England. (Received the First Prize for best oral presentation.) (Erjavec et al.)

Childhood obesity: A whole environment behaviour change approach. Invited talk presented at the Salzburg Global Seminar Event: Getting to Grips with Obesity, 14-17th of June 2013 in Strasbourgh, France. (Erjavec)

Increasing pre-school children’s consumption of fruit and vegetables. Poster presented at the KESS International Doctorate School, June 2013, in Umea, Sweden. (Sharp et al.)

Changing children’s eating habits for life: The Food Dudes Programme.  Invited public lecture presented at A Flavour of Psychology Conference organised by the British Psychological Society, 27th of February 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Erjavec)

2012 and further

Food Dudes Programmes: Changing eating habits of children and their families. Invited talk presented at the Elin Valley meeting: Wales Healthy School Coordinators, 5th of December 2012 in Rhyader, Wales. (Erjavec)

Changing eating habits for life: The Food Dudes Programme.  Talk presented at the Primary Care Live Public Health Conference, 25-26th of January 2012 in Manchester, England. (Erjavec et al.)

The Food Dudes Programme: Changing eating habits for life.  I presented this paper and acted as an invited Commentator at the round-table event organised by Friends of Europe entitled, Encouraging Healthy Eating and Active Living in the Family Setting, 1-2nd of December 2011 in Brussels, Belgium. (Erjavec et al.)

Determinants of preschool children's consumption of fruit and vegetables: The importance of Rewards. Paper presented as part of a symposium titled, Preventing Obesity and Changing Children's Eating Habits: The Food Dudes Programme at the Association for Behavioral Analysis International (ABAI) European Conference, 24-26th November 2011 in Granada, Spain. (Erjavec et al.)

Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children in a Special School: Food Dudes Programme in Coventry, UK. Paper presented as part of a symposium titled, 'Preventing Obesity and Changing Children's Eating Habits: The Food Dudes Programme' at the ABAI European Conference, 24-26th November 2011 in Granada, Spain. (Viktor et al.) 

How do they do as we do?  An analysis of the multiple determinants of imitation in infancy and toddlerhood. Symposium presented at the ABAI European Conference, 24-26th November 2011 in Granada, Spain. (Erjavec et al.)

Instrumental imitation in the first year of life is dependent on learned object affordances. Paper presented at the ABAI European Conference, 24-26th November 2011 in Granada, Spain. (Lovett et al.)

The effects of local stimulus enhancement and affordance demonstrations on the production of object-directed actions in 6- and 10-month-old infants. Paper presented at the ABAI European Conference, 24-26th November 2011 in Granada, Spain. (Lovett et al.)

Can naming of arm movements improve imitation accuracy in 2- to 3-year-old children? Paper presented at the ABAI European Conference, 24-26th November 2011 in Granada, Spain. (Camões-Costa et al.)

Changing what children and their families eat: The Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme.  Talk presented at the Primary Care Live Public Health Conference,19-20th November 2011 in London, UK. (Erjavec et al.)

Preventing obesity and changing children’s eating habits: The Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme. Talk presented at the Annual Scottish Public Health Conference, 10-11th November 2011 in Aviemore, Scotland. (Erjavec et al.)

Changing preschool children's consumption of fruit and vegetables.  Paper presented as part of a symposium titled, Preventing Obesity and Changing Children's Eating Habits: The Food Dudes Programme Internationally at the ABAI Annual Conference, 27-31th May 2011 in Denver, Colorado, US. (Erjavec et al.)

The Food Dudes: Changing what children and their families eat.  Talk presented at the EU event titled, Health Promotion in Europe: Tackling Obesity Through Better Prevention Strategies and Lifestyle Choices. Organised by the Centre for Parliamentary Studies, 10-11th of May 2011 in Brussels, Belgium. (Erjavec et al.)

The Food Dudes healthy eating intervention: a Nursery based study.  Paper presented as a part of an invited address at the Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, Crete, 5th of September 2010 in Crete, Greece. (Lowe et al.)

Can naming of component arm movements improve imitation accuracy in 2- to 3-year-old children? Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, 8th of June 2010 in St Antonio, Texas, US. (Camões-Costa et al.)

Determinants of early imitation: Matching training, object affordances, and naming. Symposium presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Conference, August 2009 in Oslo, Norway. (Erjavec et al.)

Can infants imitate actions-on-objects: The role of objects’ affordances.  Paper presented at the (ABAI) Conference, August 2009 in Oslo, Norway. (Erjavec et al.)

Do infants show generalized imitation of gestures: The effects of skills training and multiple exemplar matching training.  Paper presented at the (ABAI) Conference, 9th of August 2009, in Oslo, Norway. (Lovett et al.)

The impact of body-part and action naming training on the accuracy of children’s imitative performances.  Paper presented at the (ABAI) Conference, 9th of August 2009, in Oslo, Norway. (Camões-Costa et al.)

The impact of body-part naming training on the accuracy of imitative performances in 30- 35-month-old children. Paper presented at Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group (EABG) Annual Conference, April 2009 in London, England. (Camões-Costa et al.)

Can 1-year-old infants imitate actions modelled on affordance-neutral objects?  Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Developmental Conference, September 2008 in Oxford, England. (Erjavec et al.)

The performance and description of action sequences in 2- to 3-years-old children.  Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Developmental Conference, September 2008 in Oxford, England. (Camões-Costa et al.)

Do 1- to 2-year-old infants show generalised imitation of novel manual gestures?  Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Developmental Conference, September 2008 in Oxford, England. (Lovett et al.)

Generalised imitation of gestures in 9- to 17-month-old infants: The role of previous target behavior training. Paper presented as a part of an invited symposium titled, Essential control procedures in the study of imitation in human infants. International ABA Conference, November 2005 in Beijing, China. (Erjavec et al.)

Imitation of actions on objects in 6-month-old infants: Control by object affordances and social stimulus enhancement? Paper presented as a part of an invited symposium titled, Essential control procedures in the study of imitation in human infants. The International ABA Conference, November 2005 in Beijing, China. (Lovett et al.)

Matching of hand-to-body gestures in 2- to 3-year-old children.  Paper presented at the First Conference of the European Association for Behavior Analysis, July 2003 in Parma, Italy. (Erjavec et al.)

The effects of self-observation in a mirror on young children’s gestural matching.  Poster presented at the First Conference of the European Association for Behavior Analysis, July 2003 in Parma, Italy. (M. Adema et al.)

Can 9- to 17-month-old infants imitate novel gestures?  Paper presented at the BPS Annual Developmental Psychology Conference, September 2002 in Brighton, England. (Erjavec et al.)

Operant matching and generalised imitation of arbitrary gestures in 1- to 2-year-old infants.  Paper presented at the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group Annual Meeting, March 2002 in London, UK. (Erjavec et al.)

Generalised imitation in 1- to 2-year-old children? Paper presented at the First International ABA Conference, November 2001 in Venice, Italy. (Erjavec et al.)

Can young infants imitate novel gestures? Paper presented at the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group Annual Meeting, April 2001 in London, UK. (Erjavec et al.)

Trained matching and generalised imitation in infants. Poster presented at the Fourth European Meeting for the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour, July 2000 in Amiens, France.  (Erjavec et al.)

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