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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 and Jade Parnell.

New music by: https://toplinefilm.com

Appearance Matters: The Podcast! The Centre for Appearance Research

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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 and Jade Parnell.

New music by: https://toplinefilm.com

    54: Body Image In India

    54: Body Image In India

    In the last episode of 2020, Nadia and Jade learn more about body image in India from CAR colleagues: Dr Helena Lewis-Smith, Kirsty Garbett, and Farheen Hasan as well as from project collaborators Dr Hemal Shroff, Dr Megha Dhillon, Manavi Khurana, Ruchika Kanwal and Megha Saklani. (Discussion starts at 11.45)

    Some of the new papers referenced in this episode:
    Diedrichs, P. C., Atkinson, M. J., Garbett, K. M., & Leckie, G. (2020). Evaluating the “Dove Confident Me” Five-Session Body Image Intervention Delivered by Teachers in Schools: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Effectiveness Trial. Journal of Adolescent Health.

    Lewis-Smith, H., Garbett, K. M., Chaudhry, A., Uglik-Marucha, N., Vitoratou, S., Dhillon, M., ... & Diedrichs, P. C. (2020). Adaptation and validation of the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire in English among urban Indian adolescents. The International Journal of Eating Disorders.

    For more on the Karma Centre for Counselling & Wellbeing: https://www.karmacare.in

    To find out more about the Centre for Appearance Research, follow us:
    On Twitter: https://twitter.com/CAR_UWE
    On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/car_uwe/
    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AppearanceResearch

    **NEW MUSIC by Sian Evans & John Landau: https://toplinefilm.com **

    Cover image: Raj Rana on Unsplash

    Please share, subscribe, rate and review. It really does mean a lot.

    Thank you! N & J x

    Episode developed & produced by Nadia Craddock.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    53: The History and Ethics of Face Transplants

    53: The History and Ethics of Face Transplants

    In this episode, Nadia and Jade discuss the topic of face transplants. With the help of guest’s emeritus Professor Nicky Rumsey OBE, Dr Alex Clarke and historian Dr Fay Bound Alberti, this episode will explore both the history and debated ethical dilemmas of facial transplantation.

    Also, it's our 5th Birthday!! We can't celebrate in person, but as a birthday gift we would love it if our lovely listeners would... please rate us on Apple Podcasts – it really DOES help. 

    Link to the Being Human Festival https://beinghumanfestival.org

    Let us know what you think  https://twitter.com/car_UWE   
    To find out more about CAR:  www.uwe.ac.uk/car

    • 50 min
    52: Fostering Positive Body Image Through Children's Media

    52: Fostering Positive Body Image Through Children's Media

    Nadia and Jade talk to Dr Emily Matheson and Harriet Smith about fostering positive body image through children’s media. Specifically, we hear more about the research evaluating Steven Universe x Dove Self-Esteem Project cartoon 'shorts' and e-book.

    The Steven Universe e-book and animations are free and available here: http://www.stevenuniverseselfesteem.co.uk/

    Thanks to Rebecca Sugar and Cartoon Network for permission to share the clips!

    Connect with us at the Centre for Appearance Research on:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/car_UWE
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/car_uwe/
    Website: www.uwe.ac.uk/car

    If you found this episode useful, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Thanks!

    • 49 min
    51: Back to School... Promoting Acceptance of Appearance in Primary Schools

    51: Back to School... Promoting Acceptance of Appearance in Primary Schools

    It’s that time of year where children are headed back to school (albeit a bit different than usual) and while schools are preparing for another year of learning, what can we learn from how to help young children with accepting their own and other people’s appearances? What do we already know? Jade and Nadia explore the topic of how to promote acceptance of appearance in young school-age children with the help of Emily (starting at 9:37), a Primary School teacher.

    Let us know what you think https://twitter.com/car_UWE
    To find out more about CAR: www.uwe.ac.uk/car
    If you found this episode useful, please rate us on Apple Podcasts – it really DOES help.

    • 36 min
    50: Armed forces and Appearance Research

    50: Armed forces and Appearance Research

    Nadia and Jade hear from military veteran Sergeant Simon Harmer and members of the UNITS study team at CAR to learn more about the need for support for military personnel affected by appearance altering injuries.

    Let us know what you think https://twitter.com/car_UWE
    To find out more about CAR: www.uwe.ac.uk/car

    For more on Simon Harmer: http://www.blown-away.org

    To keep up to date with the Units Research Team:
    https://twitter.com/unitsstudy
    https://www.instagram.com/unitsstudy/

    To take part in the UNITS study:
    If you had an injury that caused scars (of any size and location) or limb loss AND have never served in the Armed Forces, you are invited to complete an online questionnaire here: go.uwe.ac.uk/unitscivilian

    Participants can enter a prize draw for up to £100 in Amazon vouchers.

    Veterans with combat-related injuries can take part here: go.uwe.ac.uk/unitsveteran

    • 1 hr 29 min
    49: Managing Body Image and Food Wobbles During Lockdown

    49: Managing Body Image and Food Wobbles During Lockdown

    Members of the team at the Centre for Appearance Research share tips and strategies to manage with additional anxiety related to body image, food and eating, and productivity during lockdown.

    Links from the team:
    https://www.mindfulness-network.org/free-online-practice-sessions/
    https://oxfordmindfulness.org/online-sessions-podcasts/
    https://self-compassion.org
    https://www.headspace.com/covid-19
    https://blog.calm.com/take-a-deep-breath
    https://beckinstitute.org/get-informed/what-is-cognitive-therapy/
    www.copingwithcoronavirus.co.uk

    App: Insight Timer

    Lancet Paper: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30460-8/fulltext

    Let us know what you think https://twitter.com/car_UWE
    To find out more about CAR: www.uwe.ac.uk/car

    Remember: if you found this episode useful, please rate us on Apple Podcasts – thank you!

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Go99225599 ,

Love the podcast but the Volume is too low!

Please crank it up!

mbm5664 ,

Love this podcast!

I was dealing with some self esteem issues and I found this podcast. Listening to it put a lot of things in perspective and I feel a lot better. I will definitely continue to listen. Good job ladies!

ReBecka22345 ,

Fantastic!

I’ve learned so much from Natalie and Jade and the guests they bring on are always incredibly interesting and thoughtful. Bravo!

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