Whānau of children with feeding challenges in Aotearoa

What's involved?

We invite parents and whānau of children with feeding difficulties in Aotearoa | New Zealand to participate in this study. Participation in this project is entirely voluntary.

Our study aims to understand the financial and psychological impact, experiences, and implications of raising a child with feeding difficulties. You and your whānau's responses to the survey will help us develop an understanding of the impact of feeding difficulties from the caregiver's perspective.

Participants complete a one-off anonymous survey online via the Qualtrics application, which takes between 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Participants can choose to enter into the draw to win one of ten $50 grocery vouchers.

For more information, you can download the participant information sheet:

Eligibility criteria

Participants must:

  • be over the age of 18 years old
  • be the parent or main caregiver of a child with a feeding difficulty
  • currently reside in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

Contact details

If you have any questions, please contact:

Student researcher:

Stacey-Louise Corney
Master of Speech and Language Therapy Practice
Student email: scor971@aucklanduni.ac.nz


Dr Bianca Jackson
Speech Science, the University of Auckland
Phone: +64 9 923 6604
Email: bianca.jackson@auckland.ac.nz

Dr Sarah Leadley
Applied Behavioural Analysis, the University of Auckland
Phone: +64 9 923 2319
Email: sarah.leadley@auckland.ac.nz

Head of Speech Science

Dr Clare McCann
School of Psychology, the University of Auckland
Phone: +64 9 923 5221
Email: c.mccann@auckland.ac.nz

Head of School

Professor Suzanne Purdy
School of Psychology, the University of Auckland
Phone: +64 9 923 2073
Email: sc.purdy@auckland.ac.nz

Statement of ethics approval

Approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 20 August 2021 for three years.
Reference Number 22188