Publications

The Centre for Appearance Research has published a number of academic papers in renowned journals.  A full list is available on the UWE Research Repository.

Key readings in Appearance Research

Clarke, A., Thompson, A. R., Jenkinson, E., Rumsey, N. and Newell, R. (2014) CBT for appearance anxiety. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 9781118523438

Rumsey, N. and Harcout, D. (2012). Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance. Oxford University Press

Rumsey, N. and Harcourt, D. (2005). The Psychology of Appearance. Open University Press.

Rumsey, N. and Harcourt, D. (2004).  Body image and disfigurement: issues and interventions. Body Image, 1(1), 83-97.

Recent publications

Atkinson, M. J. and Wade, T. D. (2014) Does mindfulness have potential in eating disorders prevention? A preliminary controlled trial with young adult women. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. ISSN 1751-7885 [In Press]

Brunton, G., Paraskeva, N., Caird, J., Schucan Bird, K., Kavanagh, J., Kwan, I., Stansfield, C., Rumsey, N. and Thomas, J. (2014) Psychosocial predictors, assessment, and outcomes of cosmetic procedures: A systematic rapid evidence assessment. Aestheic Plastic Surgery. ISSN 0364-216X [In Press]

Bury, B., Tiggemann, M. and Slater, A. (2014) Directing gaze: The effect of disclaimer labels on women's visual attention to fashion magazine advertisements. Body Image, 11 (4). pp. 357-363. ISSN 1740-1445

Clarke, A., Thompson, A. R., Jenkinson, E., Rumsey, N. and Newell, R. (2014) CBT for appearance anxiety. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 9781118523438

Cooper, J. L., O'Shea, A. E., Atkinson, M. J. and Wade, T. D. (2014) Examination of the difficulties in emotion regulation scale and its relation to disordered eating in a young female sample. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47 (6). pp. 630-639. ISSN 0276-3478

Feragen, K. B., Stock, N. and Rumsey, N. (2014) When there is more than a cleft: Psychological adjustment when a cleft is associated with an additional condition. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal , 51 (1). pp. 5-14. ISSN 1055-6656

Feragen, K. B. and Stock, N. M. (2014) Risk and protective factors at age 10: Psychological, emotional and psychosocial adjustment in children with a cleft lip and/or palate. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. ISSN 1055-6656 [In Press]

Feragen, K. B., Stock, N. M. and Kvalem, I. (2014) Risk and protective factors at age 16: Psychological, emotional and psychosocial adjustment in adolescents with a cleft lip and/or palate. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. ISSN 1055-6656 [In Press]

Feragen, K. B., Stock, N. M. and Rumsey, N. (2014) Toward a reconsideration of inclusion and exclusion criteria in cleft lip and palate: implications for psychological research. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal , 51 (5). pp. 570-579. ISSN 1055-6656

Griffiths, C., Armstrong-James, L., White, P., Rumsey, N., Pleat, J. and Harcourt, D. (2014) A systematic review of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) used in child and adolescent burn research. Burns. ISSN 0305-4179 [In Press]

Griffiths, C., Harcourt, D., Rumsey, N. and Pleat, J. (2014) A qualitative account of adolescents’ experiences of living with a burn injury. In: Building a Children’s Burns Research Network Conference, M-Shed, Bristol, UK, 6 June 2014.

Griffiths, C., Rumsey, N., Armstrong-James, L., White, P., Pleat, J. and Harcourt, D. (2014) A systematic review of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for child and adolescent burn patients. In: British Burn Association Annual Meeting 2014, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK, 7th - 9th April 2014.

Halliwell, E. and Diedrichs, P. C. (2014) Testing a dissonance body image intervention among young girls. Health Psychology, 33 (2). pp. 201-204. ISSN 0278-6133

Hamlet, C. and Harcourt, D. (2014) Older adults’ experiences of living with cleft lip and palate: A qualitative study exploring ageing and appearance. Under consideration for publication in The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. ISSN 1055-6656 [Submitted]

Harding, S., Sanipour, F. and Moss, T. (2014) Existence of benefit finding and posttraumatic growth in people treated for head and neck cancer: A systematic review. PeerJ, e256. ISSN 2167-8359

Huxley, C., Clarke, V. and Halliwell, E. (2014) A qualitative exploration of whether lesbian and bisexual women are ‘protected’ from sociocultural pressure to be thin. Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (2). pp. 273-284. ISSN 1359-1053

Jankowski, G., Diedrichs, P. C. and Halliwell, E. (2014) Can appearance conversations explain differences between gay and heterosexual men's body dissatsifaction? Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 15 (1). pp. 68-77. ISSN 1524-9220

Jankowski, G., Diedrichs, P. C., Williamson, H., Harcourt, D. and Christopher, G. (2014) Looking age-appropriate while growing old gracefully: A qualitative study of ageing and body image among older adults. Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1359-1053 [In Press]

Jankowski, G., Fawkner, H., Tiggemann, M. and Slater, A. (2014) “Appearance potent”? A content analysis of UK gay and straight men’s magazines. Body Image, 11 (4). pp. 474-481. ISSN 1740-1445

Moss, T., Lawson, V. and White, P. and Appearance Research Collaboration (2014) Salience and valence of appearance in a population with a visible difference of appearance: Direct and moderated relationships with self-consciousness, anxiety and depression. PLoS ONE, 9 (2). e88435. ISSN 1932-6203

Norman, A., Persson, M., Stock, N. M., Rumsey, N., Sandy, J., Waylen, A., Edwards, Z., Hammond, V., Partridge, L. and Ness, A. (2014) The effectiveness of psychosocial intervention for individuals with cleft lip and/or palate and their parents: A systematic review. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. ISSN 1055-6656 [In Press]

Palmer, M., Turton, A., Grieve, S., Moss, T. and Lewis, J. (2014) A body of evidence: Avatars and the generative nature of bodily perception. Technologies of Inclusive Well-Being. pp. 95-120. ISSN 9783642454318

Paraskeva, N. (2014) Exploring the psychosocial impact of undergoing botulinum toxin treatment. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 3 (1). pp. 34-36.

Patel, G., Harcourt, D., Naqvi, H. and Rumsey, N. (2014) Black and South Asian women’s experiences of breast cancer. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care Journal. ISSN 2049-5471 [In Press]

Scott, J., Leary, S., Ness, A., Sandy, J., Persson, M., Kilpatrick, N. and Waylen, A. (2014) Centralization of services for children born with orofacial clefts in the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional survey. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. ISSN 1055-6656

Sherman, K., Harcourt, D., Lam, T., Shaw, L.-K. and Boyages, J. (2014) BRECONDA: Development and acceptability of an interactive decisional support tool for women considering breast reconstruction. Psycho-Oncology. ISSN 1057-9249 [In Press]

Stock, N. M. (2014) Culture clash: Appearance concerns in black and minority ethnic groups. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 3 (7). pp. 294-295. ISSN 2050-3717

Stock, N. M., Feragen, K. and Rumsey, N. (2014) “It doesn’t all just stop at 18.” Psychological adjustment and support needs of adults born with cleft lip/palate. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. ISSN 1055-6656 [In Press]

Stock, N. M. and Rumsey, N. (2014) Starting a family: The experience of parents with cleft lip and/or palate. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. ISSN 1055-6656 [In Press]

Tiggemann, M., Slater, A. and Smyth, V. (2014) Retouch free: The effect of labelling media images as not digitally altered on women's body dissatisfaction. Body Image, 11 (1). pp. 85-88. ISSN 1740-1445

Tiggemann, M. and Slater, A. (2014) NetTweens: The internet and body image concerns in pre-teenage girls. Journal of Early Adolescence, 34 (5). pp. 606-620. ISSN 0272-4316

Tiggemann, M. and Slater, A. (2014) Contemporary girlhood: Maternal reports on sexualized behaviour and appearance concern in 4–10 year-old girls. Body Image, 11 (4). pp. 396-403. ISSN 1740-1445

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