Mimi Tatlow Golden

The Open University

Dr Mimi Tatlow-Golden is a Lecturer in Developmental Psychology and Childhood at The Open University, UK.

She spent a decade working as a food writer and journalist before moving to specialise in psychology. Working with children and young people as well as with the adults who seek to support and understand them, such as parents, teachers, other professionals and researchers, she has a particular interest in integrating findings of complex, mixed methods studies. Regarding food, food marketing and children she has examined under-explored areas such as preschool children's understanding of food, food brands, and food advertisements, and, most recently, food marketing to adolescents in digital media. She led on a major WHO report (November 2016) specifying this research landscape and the present challenges. Building on this, she has been invited to give keynote conference and workshop presentations to international and national conferences and policy and government forums for the EU and WHO, and in the UK, Ireland, Slovenia and Canada. This work on food marketing to children and young people also receives widespread interest in national (Ireland and UK) and international media.