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PhD projects

Body Image, Eating Disorders, Eating Disorder Rehabilitation, Anorexia Nervosa, Muscle Dysmorphia, Social Media Induction

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Senior lecturer and Director of Transnational Education at the Psychology Department, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University. Most recent research in body image, body image distortion and eating disorders as well as stimulus development for investigation of perceptual component of body image distortion. Prior clinical work in acute and chronic brain injuries and eating disorders, along with prior research in neuromagnetic correlates of rehabilitation and language, specifically naming and anomia treatment. Supervision of PhD students in body image related projects. 

Research interests

Body Image, Eating Disorders, Rehabilitation, Anorexia Nervosa, Muscle Dysmorphia

Further Information

Supervision of numerous MSc and MRes projects

Supervision of PhD students: Mrs Vicki Groves (current) and Dr Kamila Irvine (previous)

Supervision of number of paid and volunteer graduate and student research assistants

National and international collaboration (e.g., Lincoln University, Norway, Germany)

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, What does it mean to have distorted body image in Anorexia Nervosa Spectrum Disorders



BA (Hons)

BSc (Hons)

External positions

University of Dundee

1 Sept 2019 → …

University of Exeter

1 Sept 2019 → …


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