Jo Cormack, BACP

Jo Cormack is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She is a Masters level therapist, having qualified with distinction at the University of Nottingham, UK, in 2009. Since 2010, Jo has specialized in the relational aspects of food and feeding. She works with feeding dynamics with parents around the globe. She also trains feeding professionals in her Emotionally Aware Feeding (EAF) model: a responsive approach to pediatric feeding challenges.

Jo is a final year PhD candidate in the department of psychology at Bishop Grosseteste University, UK. Her research centers around parental feeding practices in the context of avoidant eating. She recently co-authored a theoretical paper on the application of self-determination theory to child feeding challenges, with Katja Rowell and Gianina Postavaru.*

Alongside her clinical work, Jo has an interest in supporting positive feeding practices in educational settings and is the author of Helping Children Develop a Positive Relationship with Food (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). She writes for various media outlets on the psychology of feeding children, in particular in relation to Autism Spectrum Disorders, food in schools and avoidant eating. Jo is a co-founder of, a support platform for parents as well as the popular facebook group parenting picky eaters.

Jo Cormack is a registered therapist and sole trader at 'Jo Cormack', Lincoln, UK. She is also a partner in 'Your Feeding Team' , Lincoln, UK. She receives a speaker fee from TalkTools for this presentation. Jo Cormack has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.