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Appearance Matters: The Podcast! Is the official podcast of the Centre for Appearance Research - a world leading research centre investigating body image and appearance psychology research, based at the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK.

Hosted and produced by Nadia Craddock, Bruna Costa, Maia Thornton, and Abbi Matthews.

New music by: https://toplinefilm.com

Appearance Matters: The Podcast‪!‬ The Centre for Appearance Research

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    • 5.0 • 62 Ratings

Appearance Matters: The Podcast! Is the official podcast of the Centre for Appearance Research - a world leading research centre investigating body image and appearance psychology research, based at the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK.

Hosted and produced by Nadia Craddock, Bruna Costa, Maia Thornton, and Abbi Matthews.

New music by: https://toplinefilm.com

    Summer Shorts Series: Men, Body Image and Eating Disorder Symptoms

    Summer Shorts Series: Men, Body Image and Eating Disorder Symptoms

    Welcome back to Summer Shorts! Over the summer, the CAR podcast team are bringing you 10 bite-sized episodes on a recently published paper from different members of the team at the Centre for Appearance Research.

    It's week 8, and Senior Research Fellow Dr Nicole Paraskeva joins Abbi to talk about her recently published longitudinal study of body image and disordered eating symptoms in men.

    Link to paper: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35525157/
    Articles mentioned by Jessia Alleva:
    Positive Body Image and Eating Disorders among Men https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/mind-your-body/202207/positive-body-image-and-eating-disorders-among-men
    Positive Body Image in Men https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mind-your-body/201810/positive-body-image-in-men


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    Cover Image: Photograph by Matheus Ferrero via Unsplash
    Summer shorts series developed by Nadia Craddock
    Episode produced by Abbi Mathews

    • 10 min
    Summer Short Series: ACT It Out - A Feasibility Study for a Prototype App

    Summer Short Series: ACT It Out - A Feasibility Study for a Prototype App

    Welcome back to the summer shorts series! Over the summer, the CAR podcast team are bringing you 10 bite-sized episodes on a recently published paper from different members of the team at the Centre for Appearance Research.

    In this summer short, Nadia speaks with Fabio Zucchelli about a mixed methods feasibility study for a prototype app designed to support people with a visible difference who are struggling with appearance concerns.

    You can find out more by reading the published paper:
    https://formative.jmir.org/2022/1/e33449

    And related paper:
    https://formative.jmir.org/2021/3/e26355/


    Summer shorts series developed by Nadia Craddock
    Episode produced by Nadia Craddock

    • 15 min
    Summer Short: Parent Experiences of Burn Injury Research

    Summer Short: Parent Experiences of Burn Injury Research

    Welcome back to the summer shorts series! Over the summer, the CAR podcast team are bringing you 10 bite-sized episodes on a recently published paper from different members of the team at the Centre for Appearance Research.

    In this summer short, Maia speaks with Pippa Tollow about her recently published paper which explores parent experiences of and attitudes towards taking part in research related to their child's burn injury.

    You can find out more by reading the published paper: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/20595131221098526

    Cover Image: Photograph by Ron Lach
    Summer shorts series developed by Nadia Craddock
    Episode produced by Maia Thornton

    • 10 min
    Summer Shorts Series: Positive Body Image

    Summer Shorts Series: Positive Body Image

    Welcome back to our summer shorts series! Over the summer, the CAR podcast team are bringing you 10 bite-sized episodes on a recently published paper from different members of the team at the Centre for Appearance Research.

    In this summer short, Bruna speaks with Ella Guest - a Research Fellow at CAR - to learn more about Ella’s recently published systematic reviews, exploring the efficacy of interventions to improve positive body image in young people and adults.

    Link to the papers:
    1. Adults*
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S174014451930052X?via%3Dihub

    *One of the most cited articles published in Body Image in the last 3 years!

    2. Children and Adolescents
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1740144522000730?via%3Dihub

    Cover Image: Photograph by Laura Pratt via Unsplash
    Summer shorts series developed by Nadia Craddock
    Episode produced by Bruna Costa

    • 12 min
    Summer Shorts Series: The Impact of COVID on Body Image & Eating Concerns

    Summer Shorts Series: The Impact of COVID on Body Image & Eating Concerns

    Welcome back to our fourth episode of our summer shorts series! Over the summer, the CAR podcast team are bringing you 10 bite-sized episodes on a recently published paper from different members of the team at the Centre for Appearance Research.

    In this summer short, Nadia speaks with Dr Kat Schneider, a Research Fellow at CAR and Dr Ben Gibson, a Lecturer at De Montfort University about a recent systemic review on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders.

    Link to the paper: https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23706

    Cover Image: Photo by Anna Shvets, Pexels
    Summer shorts series developed by Nadia Craddock
    Episode produced by Nadia Craddock

    • 15 min
    Summer Shorts Series: Parents of Babies Born with Cleft Lip and/or Palate During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Summer Shorts Series: Parents of Babies Born with Cleft Lip and/or Palate During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Welcome back to the third episode of our summer shorts series! Over the summer, the CAR podcast team are bringing you 10 bite-sized episodes on a recently published paper from different members of the team at the Centre for Appearance Research.

    In this summer short, Abbi speaks with Bruna Costa - Research Fellow at CAR (and co-host of Appearance Matters!) - about her recently published paper entitled Isolation, Uncertainty and Treatment Delays: Parents' Experiences of Having a Baby with Cleft Lip/Palate During the Covid-19 Pandemic

    Link to the paper: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34841909/
    Link to the other paper mentioned: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-Impact-of-the-Covid-19-Pandemic-on-Cleft-Lip-in-McWilliams-Costa/8abfe4c7dbf4e2b5e1f10a1e7a6bc6dab6d2014e

    Cover Image: Photograph by Yuri Arcurs
    Summer shorts series developed by Nadia Craddock
    Episode produced by Abbi Mathews

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Alllthenicknamesaretaken22 ,

Interesting and engaging

Love listening to you two talk! Great podcast with lots of interesting guest speakers. Keep up the good work

Shay.68 ,

Informative AND engaging!

For insight into all issues related to body image and appearance, this is THE podcast to tune into. Not only are the hosts and their guests tapped into the latest research and its applications in the real world, they are also engaging and entertaining. Not to be missed!

Ha-smith1233 ,

I LOVE IT!

This podcast is full to the brim of science, psychology, research and experience. It’s so informative and a joy to listen to Nadia and Jade, who are fab hosts! I would 100% recommend anyone to give it a listen - I guarantee you won’t be disappointed ❤️

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