Dr Steven Lyttle

Job: Principal Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort, University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 257 7080

E: slyttle@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/hls


Research interests/expertise

  • Breastfeeding and infant nutrition
  • Developmental psychology
  • Development of preterm infants.

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of the Graduate Education Committee of the British Psychological Society (formally the Graduate qualifications and education Committee).

Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.

Conference attendance

Williamson,I, Lyttle, S, Johnson, S & Leeming, D.(2008 September). The benefits and drawbacks of using audio-diaries to capture lived experience: Participants' and researchers' views (Poster presentation). British Psychological Society Qualitative Methods Section Inaugural Conference, Leeds, UK.

Leeming,D, Williamson,I, Johnson,S & Lyttle, S (2009 September). ‘This is a natural thing, why can I not do this?’: The impact of early breastfeeding difficulties on first-time mothers.(Poster presentation). Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology Annual Conference, Newcastle, UK.

Johnson,S, Leeming,D, Lyttle,S & Williamson,I (2010 March). Empowerment or regulation? Exploring the implications of women’s perspectives on pumping and expressing milk. Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposium 2010: Informing Public Health Approaches Greensborough, North Carolina, US.

My colleague attended the Leeds Conference and this was funded through the school staff development budget. I did not attend the events in Newcastle and Greensborough.

Johnson,S, Leeming,D, Lyttle, S & Williamson,I (2011 April). Being a good mother: Expressing breast milk as a way of negotiating the moral imperative that breast is best. Paper presented at the 7th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, Adelaide, Australia.

Leeming,D, Williamson,I, Johnson S & Lyttle S (2011 June) Becoming a breastfeeding mother: An interactionist perspective. Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-Cultural Perspectives. Grange-Over-Sands, UK.

Williamson,I, Song,J. & Lyttle,S (2011 June) Developing undergraduate students’ skills in qualitative data analysis through the exploration of on-line Hajj diaries. Higher Education Academy Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics Teaching Islam in the Social Sciences. Birmingham, UK.

Case studies

  • A member of our team was invited to give a paper at the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers’ Annual Conference in 2009
  • Our research group was invited to submit a chapter for publication in an American text due for publication 2012.