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Experiences of living with visible difference: Individual and social reflections (2019)
Journal Article
Sharratt, N. D., Jenkinson, E., Moss, T., Clarke, A., & Rumsey, N. (2019). Experiences of living with visible difference: Individual and social reflections. Health Psychology Update, 28(2),

Many health conditions impact upon an individual’s appearance and result in an altered appearance (“visible difference”). The presence of visible difference is associated with a variety of psychosocial difficulties and challenges, yet calls for an i... Read More

Satisfaction with Healthcare in Families Following a Diagnosis of Cleft Lip and/or Palate in the United Kingdom (2019)
Journal Article
Oliveira Costa, B., White, P., & Stock, N. (in press). Satisfaction with Healthcare in Families Following a Diagnosis of Cleft Lip and/or Palate in the United Kingdom. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal,

Having a child born with a cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) poses several challenges for new parents and can have a significant psychological impact on the family as a whole. Previous research has indicated that dissatisfaction with healthcare is a ris... Read More

Provision of care for families affected by craniofacial conditions: The views of non-specialist health professionals (2019)
Journal Article
Stock, N., & Costa, B. (in press). Provision of care for families affected by craniofacial conditions: The views of non-specialist health professionals. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal,

Objective: A diagnosis of a congenital craniofacial condition can have a significant impact on the psychological wellbeing of the affected family. As the first health professionals likely to come into contact with families, non-specialists, such as... Read More

Young Persons’ Face IT (YP Face IT), a web-based self-help psychosocial intervention for adolescents distressed by appearance-altering conditions and injuries: a feasibility study for a parallel randomized controlled trial. (2019)
Journal Article
Williamson, H., Harcourt, D., White, P., Hamlet, C., Rumsey, N., Marques, E., …Cadogan, J. (in press). Young Persons’ Face IT (YP Face IT), a web-based self-help psychosocial intervention for adolescents distressed by appearance-altering conditions and injuries: a feasibility study for a parallel randomized controlled trial. JMIR Mental Health,

Background: Visible differences resulting from wide-ranging congenital or acquired conditions, injuries or treatments can negatively impact adolescents’ psychological well-being, education and health behaviours. Alongside medical interventions, appe... Read More

Opening a Pandora’s Box that can’t be salvaged: Health professionals’ perceptions of appearance-related care in an Australian pediatric specialist hospital (2019)
Journal Article
Gee, C., Maskell, J., Newcombe, P., Kimble, R., & Williamson, H. (2019). Opening a Pandora’s Box that can’t be salvaged: Health professionals’ perceptions of appearance-related care in an Australian pediatric specialist hospital. Body Image, 31, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.07.004

Many children and young people struggle adjusting to the psychosocial consequences (e.g., body dissatisfaction, social anxiety, and stigmatisation) of visible differences (or disfigurement). As appearance-affecting conditions often require specialist... Read More

Promoting psychosocial adjustment in individuals born with cleft lip and/or palate and their families: Current clinical practice in the United Kingdom (2019)
Journal Article
Stock, N., Zucchelli, F., Hudson, N., Kiff, J., & Hammond, V. (in press). Promoting psychosocial adjustment in individuals born with cleft lip and/or palate and their families: Current clinical practice in the United Kingdom. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665619868331

Objectives: The importance of psychosocial aspects of care has received growing recognition in recent years. However, the evidence-base for psychosocial intervention remains limited. Specialist clinicians working in cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) s... Read More

Medical stress reactions and personal growth in parents of children with a rare craniofacial condition (2019)
Journal Article
Feragen, K., Stock, N., Myhre, A., & Due-Tønnessen, B. (in press). Medical stress reactions and personal growth in parents of children with a rare craniofacial condition. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665619869146

Background: The birth of a child with a congenital craniofacial anomaly (CFA) can have a profound psychological impact on the family. Despite the complexity and variability of treatment for these rare conditions, few studies have been conducted into... Read More

Associations Between Mindfulness, PTSD, and Depression in Combat Deployed Post-9/11 Military Veterans (2019)
Journal Article
Barr, N., Keeling, M., & Castro, C. (in press). Associations Between Mindfulness, PTSD, and Depression in Combat Deployed Post-9/11 Military Veterans. Mindfulness, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01212-9

Objectives: Combat experiences predict PTSD and depression in U.S. military veterans. However, few studies have investigated associations between mindfulness and these constructs. We addresses this gap by (1) comparing main, direct and indirect effec... Read More

Systematic review of body image measures (2019)
Journal Article
Kling, J., Kwakkenbos, L., Diedrichs, P. C., Rumsey, N., Frisén, A., Brandão, M. P., …Fitzgerald, A. (2019). Systematic review of body image measures. Body Image, 30, 170-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.06.006

Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This systematic review synthesizes and critically appraises measurement properties of influential body image measures. Eight measures that met the definition of an assessment of body image (i.e., an... Read More

Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study. (2019)
Journal Article
Herring, B., Paraskeva, N., Tollow, P., & Harcourt, D. (2019). Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study. Psycho-Oncology, 28(10), https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5196

Objective: Surgical procedures intended to treat breast cancer or reduce risk of developing the disease typically result in changes to appearance and scarring of the breast area, and any donor sites. The longer-term impact of these changes on body i... Read More

Risk and protective factors for psychological distress in families following a diagnosis of cleft lip and/or palate (2019)
Journal Article
Stock, N., Costa, B., White, P., & Rumsey, N. (in press). Risk and protective factors for psychological distress in families following a diagnosis of cleft lip and/or palate. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665619862457

Objectives: Despite the potential psychological impact of a diagnosis of cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) on parents, few large-scale studies currently exist. Utilising data extracted from The Cleft Collective Birth Cohort Study, the current study aim... Read More

Researching the Therapeutic Impact of Words (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C. (2019, July). Researching the Therapeutic Impact of Words. Paper presented at Creative Bridges International: Work and Research with Words for Wellbeing

This presentation outlines different projects researching therapeutic writing for disordered eating. It aims to disseminate these research findings as well as to describe some of the many obstacles to conducting and publishing research in this area.

Cognitive dissonance-based interventions to facilitate positive body image and embodiment (2019)
Book Chapter
Halliwell, E., & Diedrichs, P. C. (2019). Cognitive dissonance-based interventions to facilitate positive body image and embodiment. In N. Piran, & T. Tylka (Eds.), Handbook of positive body image and embodiment: Constructs, protective factors, and interventions, 361-374. Oxford University Press

Prospective research indicates that positive body image, as defined as body appreciation, predicts adaptive eating behaviors among adolescent girls over a 1-year period (Andrew, Tiggemann, & Clark, 2016). Experimental research indicates that women wi... Read More

Facilitating positive psychosocial outcomes in craniofacial team care: Strategies for medical providers (2019)
Journal Article
Marie Stock, N., Marik, P., Magee, L., Aspinall, C. L., Garcia, L., Crerand, C., & Johns, A. L. (in press). Facilitating positive psychosocial outcomes in craniofacial team care: Strategies for medical providers. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal,

Objective: Psychosocial issues associated with craniofacial diagnoses and the ongoing burden of care can impact the quality of life of patients and families, as well as treatment adherence and outcomes. Utilizing available literature and clinical exp... Read More

Mindful Eating - Conscious Living: An acceptability study (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C., Halliwell, E., Williamson, H., & Atkinson, M. (2019, June). Mindful Eating - Conscious Living: An acceptability study. Poster presented at ACBS Annual World Conference 17

Mindful Eating – Conscious Living™ (ME-CL) is a mindfulness-based programme originating in the US which aims to reduce anxiety around food and eating. While the programme is being delivered widely, it has never been tested under research conditions.... Read More

Where is the service user voice in our research? (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C. E. (2019, June). Where is the service user voice in our research?. Presented at ACBS Annual World Conference 17

Health intervention research has been criticised for a lack of focus on investigating acceptability, before examining efficacy and effectiveness. There are clear moral and ethical arguments for giving voice to service users’ experiences of helpful a... Read More

Can big business foster positive body image? Qualitative insights from industry leaders walking the talk (2019)
Journal Article
Craddock, N., Ramsey, M., Spotswood, F., Halliwell, H., & Diedrichs, P. (2019). Can big business foster positive body image? Qualitative insights from industry leaders walking the talk. Body Image, 30, 93-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.06.004

The fashion, beauty, and advertising industries have been positioned as key contributors to body dissatisfaction through the promotion of unrealistic and homogenous appearance ideals. Recently, some businesses within these industries have started to... Read More

Translation and pilot study of the Cleft Hearing Appearance and Speech Questionnaire (CHASQ) (2019)
Journal Article
Stiernman, M., Maulina, I., Zepa, I., Jagomägi, T., & Tanaskovic,, N. (in press). Translation and pilot study of the Cleft Hearing Appearance and Speech Questionnaire (CHASQ). European Journal of Plastic Surgery, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00238-019-01543-9

Background There has been a lack of a standardized protocol for collection of patient reported outcomes (PRO) and detection of and indication for psychological treatment in cleft care. The objectives of this paper was to translate Cleft Hearing Ap... Read More

Body image issues and attitudes towards exercise amongst men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) following diagnosis of prostate cancer (2019)
Journal Article
Gentili, C., McClean, S., Hackshaw-McGeagh, L., Bahl, A., Persad, R., & Harcourt, D. (2019). Body image issues and attitudes towards exercise amongst men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) following diagnosis of prostate cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 28(8), 1647-1653. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5134

Background Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is an established treatment for prostate cancer (PCa), but its sideeffects can affect body appearance and functioning. However, research into the impact of ADT on body image is limited. Exercise can help... Read More