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Facilitating cancer patients’ decision making about breast reconstruction: The feasibility of BRECONDA, an interactive, computer-based intervention (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Harcourt, D., Williamson, H., Sherman, K., Boyages, J., Lam, T., & Cawthorn, S. (2009, December). Facilitating cancer patients’ decision making about breast reconstruction: The feasibility of BRECONDA, an interactive, computer-based intervention. Paper presented at British Psycho-Social Oncology Society Annual Conference

South Asian community views about individuals with a disfigurement (2009)
Journal Article
Hughes, J., Naqvi, H., Saul, K., Williamson, H., Johnson, M., Rumsey, N., & Charlton, R. (2009). South Asian community views about individuals with a disfigurement. Diversity in Health and Care, 6(4), 241-253

There is a paucity of research exploring the views of different cultural and ethnic groups about individuals with a visible difference. This research is a priority area given that issues of disfigurement, stigma and shame may be particularly bound... Read More about South Asian community views about individuals with a disfigurement.

Using evidence-based principles to achieve sustained behavior change (2009)
Journal Article
Rumsey, N. (2009). Using evidence-based principles to achieve sustained behavior change. Wounds UK, 21(12),

This narrative review outlines the potential benefits of supporting clients to successfully change existing patterns of behavior in the context of wound care. In acknowledging the complexities involved in changing deeply ingrained patterns of behavio... Read More about Using evidence-based principles to achieve sustained behavior change.

Quality of life and psychosocial adjustment to burn injury: Social functioning, body image, and health policy perspectives (2009)
Journal Article
Corry, N., Pruzinsky, T., & Rumsey, N. (2009). Quality of life and psychosocial adjustment to burn injury: Social functioning, body image, and health policy perspectives. International Review of Psychiatry, 21(6), 539-548. https://doi.org/10.3109/09540260903343901

This paper reviews four major topics related to the long-term psychosocial rehabilitation for burn survivors; (1) Body image adjustment process; (2) Social functioning challenges; (3) Interventions designed to address psychosocial rehabilitation chal... Read More about Quality of life and psychosocial adjustment to burn injury: Social functioning, body image, and health policy perspectives.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Brief Interventions for Body Dissatisfaction (2009)
Journal Article
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.

Psychological change after aesthetic plastic surgery: A prospective controlled outcome study (2009)
Journal Article
Harris, D. L., Moss, T. P., Moss, T., & Harris, D. (2009). Psychological change after aesthetic plastic surgery: A prospective controlled outcome study. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 14(5), 567-572. https://doi.org/10.1080/13548500903112374

Aesthetic plastic surgery has been long practiced for primarily psychological rather than physical benefit to patients. However, evaluation of the psychological impact of aesthetic plastic surgery has often been of limited methodological rigor in bot... Read More about Psychological change after aesthetic plastic surgery: A prospective controlled outcome study.

Investigating the role of attachment in social comparison theories of eating disorders within a non-clinical female population (2009)
Journal Article
Bamford, B., & Halliwell, E. (2009). Investigating the role of attachment in social comparison theories of eating disorders within a non-clinical female population. European Eating Disorders Review, 17(5), 371-379. https://doi.org/10.1002/erv.951

Objective: The present study aimed to integrate attachment theory and sociocultural theory as predictors of disordered eating, thereby combining two previously distinct literatures in order to provide a more comprehensive model of eating disorder dev... Read More about Investigating the role of attachment in social comparison theories of eating disorders within a non-clinical female population.

Change in appearance of textures with randomisation of Fourier phase (2009)
Journal Article
Emrith, K., Green, P. R., & Chantler, M. J. (2009). Change in appearance of textures with randomisation of Fourier phase. Perception, 38, 64

It is known that humans can discriminate visual textures on the basis of differences in statistics higher than the second order. However, these results have been obtained using artificial textures made up of geometric elements, and the effects of man... Read More about Change in appearance of textures with randomisation of Fourier phase.

A qualitative exploration of bisexual women’s appearance and visual identity (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Hayfield, N., Clarke, V., & Halliwell, E. (2009, June). A qualitative exploration of bisexual women’s appearance and visual identity. Paper presented at Cosmetic Cultures: Beauty, Globalization, Politics, Practices

The majority of studies that focus on bisexuality do not take into account the importance of bisexual visual identities, despite evidence that lesbians and gay men manage their visual presentation in multiple ways. Minimal academic research has focus... Read More about A qualitative exploration of bisexual women’s appearance and visual identity.

Researching body image and size (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Rumsey, N. (2009, June). Researching body image and size. Paper presented at Size Matters Conference