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Initial validation of the CAR Romantic Relationships and Intimacy Scale (CARRIS) (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Sharratt, N., Moss, T., Jenkinson, E., Clarke, A., & Rumsey, N. (2018, September). Initial validation of the CAR Romantic Relationships and Intimacy Scale (CARRIS). Paper presented at The British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference

Objectives: Whilst participants with an appearance altering condition have expressed distress and anxiety in relation to their capacity to engage in romantic relationships, there exists no measure of the effect of visible difference upon this domain.... Read More about Initial validation of the CAR Romantic Relationships and Intimacy Scale (CARRIS).

Development and initial validation of the CAR romantic relationships and intimacy scale (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Sharratt, N., Moss, T., Jenkinson, E., Clarke, A., & Rumsey, N. (2018, June). Development and initial validation of the CAR romantic relationships and intimacy scale. Paper presented at Appearance Matters 8

Whilst participants with a disfiguring or appearance altering condition have expressed distress, fear, and anxiety in relation to their capacity to engage in physical intimacy and romantic relationships, there exists no measure of the perceived impac... Read More about Development and initial validation of the CAR romantic relationships and intimacy scale.

Being looked at and exposing yourself: Appearance altering conditions and stigma (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Sharratt, N., Jenkinson, E., Moss, T., & Rumsey, N. (2017, September). Being looked at and exposing yourself: Appearance altering conditions and stigma. Paper presented at BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, 2017

Accepted conference proceedings from the BPS DHP Annual Conference, 2017: Cardiff.

The Development of the CARe Burn Scales (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Griffiths, C., Guest, E., Grzeda, M., Rumsey, N., & Harcourt, D. (2017, May). The Development of the CARe Burn Scales. Presented at British Burns Association Annual Conference

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“I’ve always thought that I’m not good enough… why would someone good looking want to be with me?”: A qualitative exploration of the impact of visible differences upon intimacy and intimate relationships (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Sharratt, N., Jenkinson, E., Moss, T., & Rumsey, N. (2016, June). “I’ve always thought that I’m not good enough… why would someone good looking want to be with me?”: A qualitative exploration of the impact of visible differences upon intimacy and intimate relationships. Paper presented at Appearance Matters 7 Conference

Accepted conference proceedings from Appearance Matters 7, London, 2016

Current practices in the provision of one-to-one psychosocial support for young people with burn injuries and their families (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Armstrong-James, L., Cadogan, J., Williamson, H., Rumsey, N., & Harcourt, D. (2016, May). Current practices in the provision of one-to-one psychosocial support for young people with burn injuries and their families. Presented at British Burn Association Annual Meeting 2016,

Introduction Very little published research has evaluated psychosocial interventions for young people with burn injuries. A recent systematic review of psychosocial interventions for those with a range of appearance-altering conditions and injuries... Read More about Current practices in the provision of one-to-one psychosocial support for young people with burn injuries and their families.

A qualitative exploration of the impact of visible differences upon intimate relationships: Methodological reflections (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Sharratt, N., Moss, T., Jenkinson, E., & Rumsey, N. (2016, April). A qualitative exploration of the impact of visible differences upon intimate relationships: Methodological reflections. Paper presented at The British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2016

Accepted conference proceedings from the BPS Annual Conference, 2016: Nottingham. Presented as one of four papers in a symposium entitled "Looking Different: Contemporary research and interventions in appearance psychology"

Influencing change: When theory isn’t enough (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rumsey, N. (2015, July). Influencing change: When theory isn’t enough. Presented at Centre for the Study of Behaviour Change and Influence Launch Event

Psychological consequences of appearance dissatisfaction (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rumsey, N. (2015, July). Psychological consequences of appearance dissatisfaction. Presented at International Congress of Paediatric Dentistry

Psychosocial adjustment to differences in appearance is multifactorial. Current understanding of the factors and processes involved in distress and resilience to appearance concerns will be reviewed and the challenges currently hampering further prog... Read More about Psychological consequences of appearance dissatisfaction.

The challenge of assessing quality of life in craniofacial contexts (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rumsey, N. (2015, June). The challenge of assessing quality of life in craniofacial contexts. Presented at European Craniofacial Congress

When asked about their motivation for delivering cleft care and optimising treatment outcomes, the majority of clinicians claim that their ultimate aim is to optimise the quality of life of their patients. Furthermore, ‘quality of life’ (QoL) is used... Read More about The challenge of assessing quality of life in craniofacial contexts.

Translating research into practice: Trials and tribulations (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rumsey, N. (2015, June). Translating research into practice: Trials and tribulations. Paper presented at European Craniofacial Congress

Clinicians are regularly berated by governments for failing to engage in research and regularly reminded that the care they offer their patients should be ‘evidence-based’. Similarly, researchers are increasingly judged on the ‘real-world’ relevance... Read More about Translating research into practice: Trials and tribulations.

I don't like the way I look: The tyranny of normative discontent (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rumsey, N. (2015, June). I don't like the way I look: The tyranny of normative discontent. Paper presented at Professionals, Practitioners and Beauty Norms: ‘Beauty Demands’ project, Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Significant levels of dissatisfaction with appearance have been reported in more than 70% of the population. This talk will offer a brief overview of the evidence relating to the impacts of this 'normative discontent' on the psychological wellbeing... Read More about I don't like the way I look: The tyranny of normative discontent.

Visible difference (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rumsey, N. (2015, May). Visible difference. Presented at Local Training Day, 'Appearance Matters'

Appearance matters (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rumsey, N. (2015, March). Appearance matters. Paper presented at Training Day for Local Practitioners and Researchers



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