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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.

Music by David Insua-Cao: http://www.davidinsuacao.com/

Appearance Matters: The Podcast! The Centre for Appearance Research

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    • 5.0, 9 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 and Jade Parnell.

Music by David Insua-Cao: http://www.davidinsuacao.com/

    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
    48: The Power of Photography

    48: The Power of Photography

    Jade and Nadia speak with guests Dr Hannah Frith and Laura Dodsworth about how photography can be used as a powerful tool in appearance research and beyond - to promote acceptance of visible differences.

    SCARS short film - a Tigerlily production for @TheGuardian, directed by Laura Dodsworth and Rebecca Lloyd Evans. Link here: https://www.theguardian.com/news/ng-interactive/2020/apr/27/scars-how-our-wounds-make-us-who-we-are-video
    Link to Laura's website: https://www.lauradodsworth.com/

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

    Cover image by: Laura Dodsworth

    • 39 min
    47: Diversity in Fashion

    47: Diversity in Fashion

    Tying in with London Fashion Week 2020, Nadia and Jade talk about diversity in fashion with Caryn Franklin MBE (starting at 11.15) and hear about policy change in Argentina to increase the number of clothing sizes available in store with Sharon Haywood (starting at 1.08.20).

    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 our guests:
    Caryn: https://franklinonfashion.com
    Sharon: https://sharonhaywood.com

    Cover Image: Photo by Brunel Johnson on Unsplash

    • 1 hr 40 min
    46: Health, Wealth and Weight

    46: Health, Wealth and Weight

    Nadia and Jade are joined by Dr Oli Williams to discuss the topic of weight stigma (again!) but this time through a more social lens.

    Interview with Oli [begins at 2.30]

    Act With Love website: http://www.actwithlove.co.uk/
    Online version of the comic 'Weight of Expectation': http://www.actwithlove.co.uk/woe-digital-comic.html
    Paper on the topic co-authored by Oli: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00953/full
    Blog on 'Who are you calling diseased?' https://www.cost-ofliving.net/who-are-you-calling-diseased/

    People/accounts referenced in the episode:
    Fiona Quigley, Twitter: @FionaQuigs
    Samantha Murry (The 'Fat' Female Body)
    Roxane Gay, Twitter: @rgay, Instagram: @roxanegay74
    Your Fat Friend, Twitter & Instagram: @yrfatfriend

    Cover image: by @handsomegirldesigns

    • 1 hr 10 min
    45: Representation in Advertising - Project #ShowUs

    45: Representation in Advertising - Project #ShowUs

    Nadia and Jade are joined by Dr Rebecca Swift - Global Head of Creative Insights at Getty Images, Hannah Burns Global Marketing Manager for Unilever Personal Care brand Dove, and Phillippa Diedrichs, Professor in Psychology at the Centre for Appearance Research.

    Interview with Hannah & Phillippa [16.00-46.00]
    Interview with Rebecca [50.00 -1.12.00]

    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 Project Show Us: https://www.dove.com/uk/stories/campaigns/showus.html

    For a copy of Nadia's PhD (lol) email her: nadia.craddock@uwe.ac.uk

    Interview with Rebecca: https://www.creativebrief.com/bite/dr-rebecca-swift-global-head-creative-insights-getty-images
    Cover Image: Model: Sophia Hood by Peyton Fulford for Girl Gaze, Project Show Us

    • 1 hr 13 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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