Clinical Psychologist and PhD Candidate, University of Technology Sydney

Rachel Cohen is a clinical psychologist based at the Black Dog Institute, and a PhD candidate in social media and body image. Dedicated to helping young girls and women develop resilience and positive body image, Rachel is the founder and director of Empower Me Project, a suite of programs designed to provide young girls and women with the necessary tools to prevent body dissatisfaction and promote positive body image.

Experience

  • –present
    Clinical Psychologist and PhD Candidate, University of Technology Sydney

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Technology Sydney, Master of Clinical Psychology
  • 2013 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours)

Publications

  • 2019
    #bodypositivity: A content analysis of body positive accounts on Instagram, Body Image
  • 2019
    #BoPo on Instagram: An experimental investigation of the effects of viewing body positive content on young women’s mood and body image, New Media and Society
  • 2018
    ‘Selfie’-objectification: The role of selfies in self-objectification and disordered eating in young women., Computers in Human Behavior
  • 2017
    The relationship between Facebook and Instagram appearance-focused activities and body image concerns in young women, Body Image
  • 2015
    Comparative Effects of Facebook and Conventional Media on Body Image Dissatisfaction, Journal of Eating Disorders