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Dr Jeanet Ingwersen

Jeanet Ingwersen

About Jeanet Ingwersen

Dr Jeanet Ingwersen is the Principal Lecturer of Programmes in the Department of Psychology, Sport and Exercise. She completed her BSc in Psychology and her MSc in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Dundee and gained her PhD in 2011 from Northumbria University. Her PhD investigated the Effect of Breakfast and Snack Consumption on Children's Cognitive Performance.

Jeanet is the Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Psychology, BSc (Hons) Psychology & Counselling and BSc (Hons) Psychology & Criminology programmes. She has since commencing her lectureship at Teesside in 2008 taught on a variety of modules. Currently she is the coordinator for the ‘Psychology Dissertations’ and also teaches the developmental parts of ‘Introduction to Core Areas’ and ‘The Psychology of Development and Individual Differences’. She also teaches on ‘Psychological Research Design and Analysis’ and contributes to the ‘Dissertation Preparation’ module.

Research interests and activities

Jeanet is a researcher within the Social Futures Institute at Teesside University. Her primary research interest is in the relationship between food intake and children’s cognition and behaviour. She is particularly interested in area of applying glycaemic index of a food to cognitive and behavioural effects in children. Jeanet is also interested in student retention and progression and is currently working on a project exploring students’ views of assessment feedback.  

Google Scholar Profile


Ingwersen, J. (2012). The impact of breakfast on cognitive performance in children and adults. In L.M. Riby, M.A. Smith & J.K. Foster (Eds.), Nutrition and Cognitive Performance: A Lifespan Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan.

Ingwersen, J., Defeyter, M. A., Kennedy, D., Wesnes K. A. & Scholey, A. (2007). A low glycaemic index breakfast cereal preferentially prevents children’s cognitive performance from declining throughout the morning. Appetite 49, 240-244.

Selected conference presentations

Swan, L., Orme, L., & Ingwersen, J. (2015). Students in further and higher education: Investigating perceptions of professional psychologists. Paper presented at The North East Regional Three Rivers Conference, University of Sunderland.

Ingwersen, J. (2014). The effect of the glycaemic index of breakfast on children’s cognitive performance. Paper presented at the BPS North East Branch Annual Conference, Northumbria University.

Defeyter, M. A., Walton, J., Russo, R. & Ingwersen, J. (2009). Breakfast clubs: more than just a meal. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Annual Conference, 9 - 11 September 2009, Nottingham, UK.

Ingwersen, J., Defeyter, M. A., Kennedy, D. & Scholey, A. (2007). The effects of a mid-morning snack on children’s cognitive performance. Poster presented at the British Feeding and Drinking Group Conference, Newcastle. Appetite (2008), 50:560.

Ingwersen, J., Defeyter, M. A., Kennedy, D., & Scholey, A. (2006). Does a mid-morning snack have an effect on children’s attention and memory? Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Cognitive Section Conference.

Ingwersen, J., Defeyter, M. A., Kennedy, D., Wesnes K. A. & Scholey, A. (2006). Food for Thought. Poster presented at the UK Graduate Yorkshire & North East Hub Annual Poster Competition, Northumbria University.

Ingwersen, J.,
 Defeyter, M. A., Kennedy, D., Wesnes K. A. & Scholey, A. (2006). The Influence of Breakfast Composition on Children’s Attention and Memory. Poster presented at the British Feeding and Drinking Group Conference, Birmingham. Appetite (2006), 47:267.

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