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Looking to the future: Priorities for translating research to impact in the field of appearance and body image (2019)
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Diedrichs, P. C., Jankowski, G. S., Alleva, J. M., Stock, N. M., Atkinson, M. J., Atkinson, M., …Williamson, H. (2020). Looking to the future: Priorities for translating research to impact in the field of appearance and body image. Body Image, 32, 53-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.10.006

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd The field of body image and appearance research and practice is progressing; however, there is still work to be done to ensure broad societal impact. This article consolidates reflections from a range of established and early care... Read More about Looking to the future: Priorities for translating research to impact in the field of appearance and body image.

A pilot controlled trial of a cognitive dissonance-based body dissatisfaction intervention with young British men (2017)
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Jankowski, G., Diedrichs, P. C., Atkinson, M. J., Fawkner, H., Gough, B., & Halliwell, E. (2017). A pilot controlled trial of a cognitive dissonance-based body dissatisfaction intervention with young British men. Body Image, 23, 93-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.08.006

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd This pilot study evaluated a body image intervention for men, Body Project M. Seventy-four British undergraduate men took part in two 90-min intervention sessions, and completed standardised assessments of body image, bulimic path... Read More about A pilot controlled trial of a cognitive dissonance-based body dissatisfaction intervention with young British men.

Randomized controlled trial of an online mother-daughter body image and well-being intervention (2016)
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Sibley, C. G., Garbett, K. M., Diedrichs, P. C., Diedrichs, P. C., Atkinson, M. J., Garbett, K., …Barlow, F. K. (2016). Randomized controlled trial of an online mother-daughter body image and well-being intervention. Health Psychology, 35(9), 996-1006. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000361

© 2016 American Psychological Association. Objective: Poor body image is a public health issue. Mothers are a key influence on adolescent girls' body image. This study evaluated an accessible, scalable, low-intensity internet-based intervention deliv... Read More about Randomized controlled trial of an online mother-daughter body image and well-being intervention.

Does mindfulness have potential in eating disorders prevention? A preliminary controlled trial with young adult women (2016)
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Atkinson, M. J., & Wade, T. D. (2016). Does mindfulness have potential in eating disorders prevention? A preliminary controlled trial with young adult women. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 10(3), 234-245. https://doi.org/10.1111/eip.12160

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd. Aim: This preliminary randomized controlled trial assessed the feasibility of a pilot mindfulness-based intervention with respect to reducing the risk of eating disorders in young women. Methods: Forty-four... Read More about Does mindfulness have potential in eating disorders prevention? A preliminary controlled trial with young adult women.

Mindfulness interventions for improving body image: A worthwhile pursuit? (2015)
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Atkinson, M. J. (2015). Mindfulness interventions for improving body image: A worthwhile pursuit?. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 4(10), 498-500. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2015.4.10.498

Body image concerns are associated with a range of negative consequences for health and wellbeing, including eating disorders. Interventions that successfully improve body image and related factors are therefore important. Melissa Atkinson puts forwa... Read More about Mindfulness interventions for improving body image: A worthwhile pursuit?.

Effectiveness of a brief school-based body image intervention 'Dove Confident Me: Single Session' when delivered by teachers and researchers: Results from a cluster randomised controlled trial (2015)
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Garbett, K. M., Steer, R. J., Diedrichs, P. C., Atkinson, M. J., Steer, R., Garbett, K., …Halliwell, E. (2015). Effectiveness of a brief school-based body image intervention 'Dove Confident Me: Single Session' when delivered by teachers and researchers: Results from a cluster randomised controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 74, 94-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2015.09.004

© 2015 The Authors. This study evaluated a 90-min single session school-based body image intervention (Dove Confident Me: Single Session), and investigated if delivery could be task-shifted to teachers. British adolescents (N = 1707; 11-13 years; 50.... Read More about Effectiveness of a brief school-based body image intervention 'Dove Confident Me: Single Session' when delivered by teachers and researchers: Results from a cluster randomised controlled trial.

Mindfulness-based prevention for eating disorders: A school-based cluster randomized controlled study (2015)
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Atkinson, M. J., & Wade, T. (2015). Mindfulness-based prevention for eating disorders: A school-based cluster randomized controlled study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48(7), 1024-1037. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22416

© 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Objective Successful prevention of eating disorders represents an important goal due to damaging long-term impacts on health and well-being, modest treatment outcomes, and low treatment seeking among individuals at risk... Read More about Mindfulness-based prevention for eating disorders: A school-based cluster randomized controlled study.

Examination of the difficulties in emotion regulation scale and its relation to disordered eating in a young female sample (2014)
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Cooper, J. L., O'Shea, A. E., Atkinson, M. J., & Wade, T. D. (2014). Examination of the difficulties in emotion regulation scale and its relation to disordered eating in a young female sample. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47(6), 630-639. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22278

Objective Difficulties with emotion regulation is considered an important maintaining factor of disordered eating. One of the most commonly used measures of this construct is the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS). The aim of this study... Read More about Examination of the difficulties in emotion regulation scale and its relation to disordered eating in a young female sample.

Enhancing dissemination in selective eating disorders prevention: An investigation of voluntary participation among female university students (2013)
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Atkinson, M. J., & Wade, T. D. (2013). Enhancing dissemination in selective eating disorders prevention: An investigation of voluntary participation among female university students. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51(12), 806-816. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2013.09.012

Maximising dissemination of efficacious psychological interventions is an important undertaking, particularly in prevention work where the target population may not be seeking help. Consequently, the current study investigated voluntary participation... Read More about Enhancing dissemination in selective eating disorders prevention: An investigation of voluntary participation among female university students.

Impact of metacognitive acceptance on body dissatisfaction and negative affect: Engagement and efficacy (2012)
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Atkinson, M. J., & Wade, T. D. (2012). Impact of metacognitive acceptance on body dissatisfaction and negative affect: Engagement and efficacy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80(3), 416-425. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0028263

Objective: To investigate engagement in metacognitive acceptance and subsequent efficacy with respect to decreasing 2 risk factors for disordered eating, body dissatisfaction (BD), and negative affect (NA). Method: In a pilot experiment, 20 female un... Read More about Impact of metacognitive acceptance on body dissatisfaction and negative affect: Engagement and efficacy.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Brief Interventions for Body Dissatisfaction (2009)
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Wade, T., Wade, T. D., George, W. M., & Atkinson, M. (2009). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Brief Interventions for Body Dissatisfaction. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(5), 845-854. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0016879

The authors examined the relative effectiveness of 3 different approaches to the experience of body dissatisfaction compared to a control and ruminative attention control condition, with respect to increasing weight and appearance satisfaction. One h... Read More about A Randomized Controlled Trial of Brief Interventions for Body Dissatisfaction.