Resources from CAR

We want to spread knowledge about the psychology of appearance, what we do at the Centre, and how people can access support.

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.

Sources of support

We have compiled a list of organisations who provide support for people with appearance concerns. View our sources of support.

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.

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