PhD research

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Current PhD projects

  • Big business and body image – Nadia Craddock
  • Peer support for parents of people affected by burn injuries – Jen Heath
  • Redefining resilience in the context of cleft lip and/or palate: Using adult data to inform the development of an intervention to promote positive outcomes – Matt Ridley
  • The Impact of Appearance Concerns On Intimacy In People With Disfigurement – Nick Sharratt
  • Development and evaluation of a school-based body image intervention to change attitudes towards appearance and promote acceptance of appearance diversity – Chantelle Bailey    
  • Paediatric and young people's psychosocial adjustment to burn injuriesLaura Armstrong-James
  • Psychosocial interventions to support women affected by hair loss due to chemotherapy treatment – Melissa Pilkington
  • Psychosocial support for appearance-related concerns amongst people living with a visible difference: exploring the use of body image interventions in women with breast cancer – Helena Lewis-Smith

Recently completed projects

  • Young people’s experiences of visible differences associated with genetic/inherited conditions – Jenny Barke
  • Psychosocial and ethical issues around visible difference associated with genetic conditions – Heather Brant
  • Exploring the role of cognitive, physical and social variables between body image and appearance concerns and physical activity participation – Daisy Townsend
  • Black Minority Ethnic (BME) women's experiences following breast cancer diagnosis – Geeta Patel
  • A critical psychological investigation of obesity – Irmgard Tischner
  • Adolescents, appearance and anti-bullying strategies – Emily Lovegrove
  • An exploration of online peer support for young people with chronic skin conditionsFiona Fox
  • Bisexual women's identity, dress and appearance – Nikki Hayfield
  • Cognitive information processing biases and appearance adjustment: The role of the appearance self-schemaBen Rosser
  • Development of negative body image and disordered eating in adolescents – Jamie White
  • Facing up to visible difference: The design and evaluation of a new computer-based psychosocial interventionAlyson Bessell
  • Lesbian and bisexual women's appearance concerns and associated health-related behaviours – Caroline Huxley
  • Psychosocial aspects of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) – Fiona Kennedy
  • Psychosocial impact of conditions altering appearance during adolescenceMelissa Wallace
  • Psychosocial impact of Epidermylosis Bullosa (EB) – Emma Dures
  • Psychosocial importance of eyes and the impact of strabismus on adults – Sue Jackson

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