PhD research

Current and completed PhD research projects in the Centre for Appearance Research

Current PhD research

Visible Difference research Researcher

Online support for people affected by burns injuries

Christia Huntington

Exploring the pyschosocial motivations and experiences of individuals who undergo decorative tattooing as a method of scar camouflage and/or decoration in the UK

Kieran Moulton

Promoting positive psychological adjustment in parents and carers of children and young people with an appearance-altering condition or injury

Maia Thornton

Research covering Visible Difference and Body image Researcher

Development and evaluation of a school-based body image intervention to change attitudes towards appearance and promote acceptance of appearance diversity

Chantelle Bailey

Body image and men with breast cancer

Beth Herring

Completed PhD research

Completed visible difference and body image PhD research and the staff involved.

Visible Difference research Researcher

Paediatric and young people's psychosocial adjustment to burn injuries

Laura Armstrong-James

Young people’s experiences of visible differences associated with genetic/inherited conditions

Jenny Barke

Facing up to visible difference: The design and evaluation of a new computer-based psychosocial intervention

Alyson Bessell

Psychosocial and ethical issues around visible difference associated with genetic conditions

Heather Brant

Psychosocial impact of Epidermylosis Bullosa (EB)

Emma Dures

An exploration of online peer support for young people with chronic skin conditions

Fiona Fox

Peer support for parents of people affected by burn injuries

Jen Heath

Psychosocial importance of eyes and the impact of strabismus on adults

Sue Jackson

Psychosocial aspects of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)

Fiona Kennedy

Adolescents, appearance and anti-bullying strategies

Emily Lovegrove

Psychosocial interventions to support women affected by hair loss due to chemotherapy treatment

Melissa Pilkington

Redefining resilience in the context of cleft lip and/or palate: Using adult data to inform the development of an intervention to promote positive outcomes

Matt Ridley

Cognitive information processing biases and appearance adjustment: The role of the appearance self-schema

Ben Rosser

The impact of appearance concerns on intimacy in people with disfigurement

Nick Sharratt

Psychosocial impact of conditions altering appearance during adolescence

Melissa Wallace

Body Image research Researcher

Big business and body image

Nadia Craddock

An exploration of the sociocultural influences affecting lesbian and bisexual women’s body image

Caroline Huxley

Adolescents, appearance and anti-bullying strategies

Emily Lovegrove

The impact of social media on adolescent health and wellbeing

Sabrina Meechem

A critical psychological investigation of obesity

Irmgard Tischner

Exploring the role of cognitive, physical and social variables between body image and appearance concerns and physical activity participation

Daisy Townsend

Development of negative body image and disordered eating in adolescents

Jamie White

Research covering Visible Difference and Body Image Researcher

Body image, appearance and physical activity after diagnosis of prostate cancer

Caterina Gentili

Body image in midlife: Developing a psychosocial intervention for women who have received treatment for breast cancer

Helena Lewis-Smith

Developing an intervention for primary school-aged children to increase acceptance of diversity of appearance

Jade Parnell