We are currently running a range of projects that focus on body image in mothers.
Find our current and past research here.
Evaluation of Resources
We are currently seeking funding to support the evaluation of our BCM materials to improve body image in mothers.
If you would be interested in participating in this trial, please sign up for updates at the bottom of the page.
If you would like to support this work, donations and corporate sponsorships can be made to the Body Confident Collective.
We are currently completing a Systematic Review of the physical and mental health impact of postpartum body dissatisfaction . Indicative early findings presented in a conference poster and indicated in the image to the right.
As researchers we typically publish our work in peer-reviewed journals. Please find our recent publications, with a lay summary in this section.
Damiano, S., Yager, Z., Prichard, I., & Hart, L. (2019). Leading by example: Development of a maternal modelling of positive body image scale and relationships to body image attitudes. Body Image, 29, 132-139.
Raspovic, A. M., Prichard, I., Yager, Z., & Hart, L. M. (2020). Mothers’ experiences of the relationship between body image and exercise, 0–5 years postpartum: A qualitative study. Body Image, 35, 41-52.
Yager, Z., Prichard, I., Hart, L., & Damiano, S. R. (2020). Mumbod? A comparison of body image and dietary restraint among women with younger, older, and no children. Journal of Health Psychology, 1359105320967422.