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Helena Lewis-Smith

Senior Research Fellow in CAR


Prospective pathways to depressive symptoms and disordered eating in adolescence: A 7-year longitudinal cohort study (2020)
Journal Article
Lewis-Smith, H., Bray, I., Slater, A., & Salmon, D. (in press). Prospective pathways to depressive symptoms and disordered eating in adolescence: A 7-year longitudinal cohort study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01291-1

Eating pathology and depressive symptoms increase during adolescence, yet predictive pathways remain predominantly unexplored, despite their implications for prevention. The present study aimed to identify shared risk factors for eating pathology and... Read More about Prospective pathways to depressive symptoms and disordered eating in adolescence: A 7-year longitudinal cohort study.

Cognitive-behavioral roots of body image therapy and prevention (2019)
Journal Article
Diedrichs, P. C., Lewis-Smith, H., & Halliwell, E. (2019). Cognitive-behavioral roots of body image therapy and prevention. Body Image, 31, 309-320. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.08.009

The existing array of evidence-based body image prevention and intervention approaches has evolvedover time. However, the majority originated directly or indirectly from a cognitive-behavioral conceptu-alisation of body image pioneered by Thomas F. C... Read More about Cognitive-behavioral roots of body image therapy and prevention.

Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours (2019)
Journal Article
Bornioli, A., Lewis-Smith, H., Smith, A., Slater, A., & Bray, I. (2019). Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours. Social Science and Medicine, 238, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112458

Rationale Body dissatisfaction is prevalent among teenagers, and may influence the uptake of risky health behaviours. Objective The study assessed the influence of body dissatisfaction on smoking, cannabis use, drug use, self-harm, gambling, and... Read More about Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours.

Adolescent body dissatisfaction as public health issue: Effects on later risky health behaviours (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Bornioli, A., Lewis-Smith, H., Smith, A., Slater, A., & Bray, I. (2019, March). Adolescent body dissatisfaction as public health issue: Effects on later risky health behaviours. Paper presented at South West Public Health Scientific Conference 2019

Aim: Body dissatisfaction is prevalent among teenagers, and may influence the uptake of risky health behaviours. The study assessed the influence of body dissatisfaction on smoking, cannabis use, drug use, self-harm, gambling, and drinking and the me... Read More about Adolescent body dissatisfaction as public health issue: Effects on later risky health behaviours.

Efficacy of psychosocial and physical activity-based interventions to improve body image among women treated for breast cancer: A systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Lewis-Smith, H., Diedrichs, P. C., Rumsey, N., & Harcourt, D. (2018). Efficacy of psychosocial and physical activity-based interventions to improve body image among women treated for breast cancer: A systematic review. Psycho-Oncology, 27(12), 2687-2699. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4870

© 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective: Body image concerns warrant attention among women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer, due to their significant consequences for psychological and physical health, and interpersonal relationships... Read More about Efficacy of psychosocial and physical activity-based interventions to improve body image among women treated for breast cancer: A systematic review.

Promoting positive body image and tackling overweight/obesity in children and adolescents: A combined health psychology and public health approach (2018)
Journal Article
Bray, I., Slater, A., Lewis-Smith, H., Bird, E., & Sabey, A. (2018). Promoting positive body image and tackling overweight/obesity in children and adolescents: A combined health psychology and public health approach. Preventive Medicine, 116, 219-221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.08.011

© 2018 Elsevier Inc. This article draws attention to the dual global problems of disordered eating and overweight/obesity among children and adolescents. It is well recognised that the main risk factor for disordered eating is body dissatisfaction, y... Read More about Promoting positive body image and tackling overweight/obesity in children and adolescents: A combined health psychology and public health approach.

A pilot study of a body image intervention for breast cancer survivors (2018)
Journal Article
Lewis-Smith, H., Diedrichs, P. C., & Harcourt, D. (2018). A pilot study of a body image intervention for breast cancer survivors. Body Image, 27, 21-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.08.006

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Body image interventions for breast cancer survivors are lacking in empirical support. Examining existing research on effective body image interventions for women in midlife more broadly may provide useful insights. This pilot stu... Read More about A pilot study of a body image intervention for breast cancer survivors.

Assessing the effectiveness of interventions to support patient decision making about breast reconstruction: A systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Paraskeva, N., Guest, E., Lewis-Smith, H., & Harcourt, D. (2018). Assessing the effectiveness of interventions to support patient decision making about breast reconstruction: A systematic review. Breast, 40, 97-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2018.04.020

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Background: Decision making about breast reconstruction (BR) following a diagnosis of breast cancer, Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS), or to reduce future breast cancer risk, is difficult and complex. This paper systematically revi... Read More about Assessing the effectiveness of interventions to support patient decision making about breast reconstruction: A systematic review.

Body image and disordered eating in midlife (2016)
Book Chapter
Lewis-Smith, H., & Diedrichs, P. C. (2016). Body image and disordered eating in midlife. In T. D. Wade (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders, 1-6. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_197-1

This chapter provides a overview of the historical background, research, controversies, and future directions relating to the prevalence, risk factors, and interventions for negative body image among adults in midlife.

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