Research

We are currently running a range of projects that focus on body image in mothers. These take a while to come out, but when they do, you can find them here! 

review

We are conducting a systematic review of the literature to see what research has been done in this area, and the things that are related to body dissatisfaction in the postpartum period. Here's a snapshot of the findings- we will link you to the paper when it is published! 

Presentations

We have conducted some research that aimed to determine whether mums felt worse about their bodies than women without children (of the same age)...

We have presented this at the ANZAED conference in Melbourne, 2018.

Research Papers

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.

As researchers we typically publish our work in peer-reviewed journals. Please find our recent publications, with a lay summary in this section.

MEasure

We developed a measure of role modelling of positive body image, validated in the Damiano et al (2019) paper 

The Scale is freely available for others to use in their research.

Our POdcast

Body Confident Mums were featured on the Appearance Matters Podcast!

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