Appearance Matters Podcast
Members of CAR produce a podcast all about appearance, featuring exclusive interviews with experts in the field.
The podcast is rated 5* by iTunes, and is featured in iTunes 'New and Noteworthy' and 'What's Hot' categories for Higher Education.
This training package does not assume any
prior knowledge of the psychology of appearance and is targeted
towards those who are interested in gaining a broad introduction
and are embarking on their first piece of research in this
It consists of five modules with links to relevant readings. A certificate is available upon completing the programme. Access is free and only requires a short registration process.
UWE Bristol's Vice-Chancellor offers his views on the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR).
The Co-Directors of CAR, Professor Diana Harcourt and Professor Nichola Rumsey, introduce the work of the Centre. They discuss why they study the subject of appearance, with contributions from James Partridge, founder of the charity 'Changing Faces', and Alex Clarke, CAR Visiting Professor.
Our members talk about why they study the psychosocial aspects of appearance. Recent research findings and the reality of "beauty myths" are discussed.
Dr Phillippa Diedrichs considers what originally attracted her to work at CAR, and James Partridge, founder of the charity 'Changing Faces', offers his views of CAR's impact.
Melissa Pilkington, a PhD student in CAR, discusses her experiences and the advantages of conducting her research at the Centre. Professor Nichola Rumsey and Professor Diana Harcourt discuss the benefits of choosing appearance research.
The Centre for Appearance Research's (CAR) partnerships with clinicians and charities are discussed.
CAR's visiting Research Fellow Dr Zali Yager, and Senior Research Fellow Dr Phillippa Diedrichs, were invited to work with the BBC and One Tribe TV on a specially commissioned series of films on body image for BBC Learning.