Conference themes

Appearance Matters conference themes

Call for abstracts is now closed.

The Appearance Matters conference provides a forum specifically to highlight current research, theory and good practice around all appearance-related issues.

We invite abstracts from multiple disciplines relating to any aspect of appearance and specifically encourage submissions around the themes of:

  • Body image
  • Visible difference
  • Conditions, injuries or treatments affecting appearance e.g. burns, craniofacial and skin conditions, cancer etc.
  • Disordered eating and weight-related issues
  • Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
  • Gender, sexuality, identity, age and ethnicity
  • Appearance-based stigma and discrimination
  • Social and cultural influences
  • Interventions and service provision
  • Health promotion, public health and social policy
  • Research methods and ethics
  • Theory and models

We welcome all research methodologies, e.g. quantitative, qualitative, mixed method.