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The presence of interactivity in online communities (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Marder, B., Pantelli, N., Brunton, D., & Griffiths, C. (2019, September). The presence of interactivity in online communities. Presented at The 6th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems

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.

Using photographs in psychology research on appearance: An exploration of bisexual women’s appearance and visual identity (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Hayfield, N., & Clarke, V. (2019, July). Using photographs in psychology research on appearance: An exploration of bisexual women’s appearance and visual identity. Paper presented at The British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section (POWS) Conference

Recently there has been an increased interest in visual methodologies within psychology, and this paper reports on the use of photographs within semi-structured qualitative interviews with self-identified bisexual women. The key aim of using a p... Read More

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

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. (in press). Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study. Psycho-Oncology,

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

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

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,

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

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

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,

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

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,

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