My research focuses on social influences on young women's body image concerns, such as the impact of appearance comparisons. Young women spend large amounts of time on social media and I am interested in examining what impact that has on their emotional wellbeing.
I also conduct research on attitudes and stigma related to obesity and bariatric surgery. More broadly, I am interested in research that combines topics from both social and health psychology.
I spent six months conducting research at the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England in Bristol and completed my PhD at UNSW Australia. Currently, I am working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health.