Appearance Matters 4 (2010)

Appearance Matters

22-23 June 2010
The Wills Memorial Building, Bristol, UK

In June 2010, the Centre for Appearance Research hosted its fourth Appearance Matters Conference. This two day event attracted nearly 200 national and international delegates from a range of professional backgrounds.

Conference programme

The conference included workshops, symposia, oral and poster presentations, highlighting a wide range of appearance-related issues including the psychological factors linked to adjustment to visible difference (disfigurement), the influence of new media on body image and weight related issues, the provision of care for people with appearance concerns, and future avenues of research.

See the Appearance Matters 4 conference programme and abstracts for further details of topics covered.

Keynote speakers

Conference keynote speakers included:

Dr Alex Clarke, Royal Free Hospital, London, who summarised recent progress made in developing interventions for people with visible differences. Download the video of Alex Clarke's keynote address or view the transcript.

Professor Lina Ricciardelli, Deakin University, Australia, who discussed her research on the role that socio-cultural factors play in the development of body image and in the health related behaviours of adolescent boys. Download the video of Lina Ricciardelli's keynote address or view the transcript.

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