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I don’t like the way I look (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Rumsey, N., & Persson, M. (2011, October). I don’t like the way I look. Presented at Invited talk

Bisexual women’s visual identities: A feminist mixed-methods exploration (2011)
Thesis
Hayfield, N. Bisexual women’s visual identities: A feminist mixed-methods exploration. (Thesis). University of the West of England

The majority of research on bisexuality does not take into account the importance of bisexual visual identities. Appearance has often been trivialised, despite it being an integral part of forming and expressing our identities. A small body of litera... Read More about Bisexual women’s visual identities: A feminist mixed-methods exploration.

Patient reported outcomes (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Rumsey, N. (2010, November). Patient reported outcomes. Paper presented at 6th Skin Cancer Study Day

The psychology of appearance (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Rumsey, N. (2010, November). The psychology of appearance. Paper presented at Laing & Buisson Cosmetic Surgery and Treatments conference

GI Joe or Average Joe? The impact of average-size and muscular male fashion models on men's and women's body image and advertisement effectiveness (2010)
Journal Article
Diedrichs, P. C., Diedrichs, P. C., & Lee, C. (2010). GI Joe or Average Joe? The impact of average-size and muscular male fashion models on men's and women's body image and advertisement effectiveness. Body Image, 7(3), 218-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2010.03.004

Increasing body size and shape diversity in media imagery may promote positive body image. While research has largely focused on female models and women's body image, men may also be affected by unrealistic images. We examined the impact of average-s... Read More about GI Joe or Average Joe? The impact of average-size and muscular male fashion models on men's and women's body image and advertisement effectiveness.

Examination of a sociocultural model of excessive exercise among male and female adolescents (2010)
Journal Article
White, J., & Halliwell, E. (2010). Examination of a sociocultural model of excessive exercise among male and female adolescents. Body Image, 7(3), 227-233. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2010.02.002

There is substantial evidence that sociocultural pressures and body image disturbances can lead to disordered eating, yet few studies have examined their impact on excessive exercise. The study adapted a sociocultural model for disordered eating to p... Read More about Examination of a sociocultural model of excessive exercise among male and female adolescents.

Measuring perceived differences in surface texture due to changes in higher order statistics (2010)
Journal Article
Clarke, A. D., Maloney, L. T., Chantler, M. J., Emrith, K., Chantler, M. J., Green, P. R., …Clarke, A. D. F. (2010). Measuring perceived differences in surface texture due to changes in higher order statistics. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 27(5), 1232-1244. https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.27.001232

We investigate the ability of humans to perceive changes in the appearance of images of surface texture caused by the variation of their higher order statistics. We incrementally randomize their phase spectra while holding their first and second orde... Read More about Measuring perceived differences in surface texture due to changes in higher order statistics.

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.

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.

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.

Editors' introduction: Is the personal pedagogical? Sexualities and genders in the higher education classroom (2009)
Journal Article
Clarke, V., & Braun, V. (2009). Editors' introduction: Is the personal pedagogical? Sexualities and genders in the higher education classroom. Feminism and Psychology, 19(2), 175-180. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353509102186

One area of self-disclosure particularly pertinent to teaching feminist psychology, women’s studies and other university subjects linked to gender and sexuality relates to sexual and gender identities and practices. Most discussions have centred on... Read More about Editors' introduction: Is the personal pedagogical? Sexualities and genders in the higher education classroom.

Special Issue: Is the personal pedagogical? Sexualities and genders in the higher education classroom (2009)
Journal Article
Clarke, V., & Braun, V. (2009). Special Issue: Is the personal pedagogical? Sexualities and genders in the higher education classroom. Feminism and Psychology, 19(2),

One area of self-disclosure particularly pertinent to teaching feminist psychology, women’s studies and other university subjects linked to gender and sexuality relates to sexual and gender identities and practices. Most discussions have centred on... Read More about Special Issue: Is the personal pedagogical? Sexualities and genders in the higher education classroom.