We are currently running a range of projects that focus on body image in mothers.

Find our current and past research here.

Current Projects

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.

Systematic Review

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.


Research Papers

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.


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.

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Dr Zali Yager from Body Confident Mums has been a guest on the following podcasts; 

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