Resources from CAR

We want to spread knowledge about the psychology of appearance, and what we do at the Centre.

Appearance Matters Podcast

Appearance Matters Podcast is all about appearance, featuring exclusive interviews with experts in the field.

The podcast is rated five stars by iTunes, and is featured in iTunes 'New and Noteworthy' and 'What's Hot' categories for Higher Education.

Media resources

Take a minute to find out about us and the work that takes place at the Centre for Appearance Research.

We have recent experience of working with the following media:

  • BBC
  • Channel 4
  • ITV
  • BBC Radio 4
  • Local radio
  • Marie Claire magazine
  • Elle Magazine
  • The Times
  • The Guardian
  • The Telegraph
  • The Daily Mail

Please contact us if you want work with us.

Online training

Free online training for researchers new to appearance research, which only requires a short registration process.

This training package does not assume any prior knowledge of the psychology of appearance.

It is targeted towards those who are interested in gaining a broad introduction and are embarking on their first piece of research in this area.

It consists of five modules with links to relevant readings. A certificate is available upon completing the programme.



Listen to Nicky Rumsey and Diana Harcourt (Co-Directors of CAR) on 'All in the Mind'. A BBC Radio 4 programme based on the psychology of disfigurement.

Back to top

Help us to improve our website.   Have your say