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Research interests

My research is in the area of eating disorders and body image, with particular emphasis on prevention. My interests include understanding the development of eating disorders, and investigating evidence-based interventions for improving body image and other risk factors. My work has particularly focussed on approaches based on mindfulness and cognitive dissonance, and across school, university, community and online settings. I consistently seek to conduct research that is theoretically driven and evidence-based and that has the capacity to make a real impact on the lives of individuals and society.

Teaching interests

I primarily teach on the MSc in Applied Clinical Psychology.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

I am accepting PhD students wishing to pursue research in areas related to eating disorders and/or body image.

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Research Output

Looking to the future: Priorities for translating research to impact in the field of appearance and body image

Atkinson, M., Stock, N., Alleva, J., Jankowski, G., Piran, N., Riley, S., Calogero, R., Clarke, A., Rumsey, N., Slater, A., Diedrichs, P. C. & Williamson, H., 1 Mar 2020, In : Body Image. 32, p. 53-61 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Mindfulness Training

    Atkinson, M. & Wade, T. D., 16 May 2019, Handbook of Positive Body Image and Embodiment: Constructs, Protective Factors, and Interventions. Tylka, T. & Piran, N. (eds.). Oxford, U. K.: Oxford University Press, p. 312-325 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • A pilot controlled trial of a cognitive dissonance-based body dissatisfaction intervention with young British men

    Jankowski, G., Diedrichs, P. C., Atkinson, M. J., Fawkner, H., Gough, B. & Halliwell, E., 1 Dec 2017, In : Body Image. 23, p. 93-102 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 14 Citations (Scopus)
    131 Downloads (Pure)
  • 24 Citations (Scopus)

    Randomized controlled trial of an online mother-daughter body image and well-being intervention

    Diedrichs, P. C., Atkinson, M. J., Garbett, K. M., Williamson, H., Halliwell, E., Rumsey, N., Leckie, G., Sibley, C. G. & Barlow, F. K., 1 Sep 2016, In : Health Psychology. 35, 9, p. 996-1006 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)