Publications & Academic Outputs

body image interventions

Journal Articles

Alleva, J.M., Diedrichs, P.C., Halliwell, E., Peters, M.L., Dures, E., Stuijfzand, B.G., & Rumsey, N. (in press). Improving body image in women with rheumatoid arthritis using a functionality-focused intervention programme. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 

Alleva, J.M., Diedrichs, P.C., Halliwell, E., Martijn, C., Stuijfzand, B.G., Treneman-Evans, G., & Rumsey, N. (2018). A randomised-controlled trial investigating potential underlying mechanisms of the functionality-based approach to improving women’s body image. Body Image, 25, 85-96. 

Jankowski, G.S., Gough, B., Fawkner, H., Halliwell, E., & Diedrichs, P.C. (in press). It affects me, it affects me not: A qualitative investigation of the everyday impact of body dissatisfaction on men. Psychology & Health. 

Jankowski, G.S., Diedrichs, P.C., Atkinson, M.J., Fawkner, H., Gough, B., & Halliwell, E. (2017). A pilot controlled trial of a cognitive dissonance body image intervention for men. Body Image, 23, 93-101.

Becker, C.B., Perez, M. Kilpela, L.S, Diedrichs, P.C., Trujillo, E., & Stice, E. (2017). Engaging Stakeholder Communities as Body Image Intervention Partners: The Body Project as a Case Example. Eating Behaviors. 25, 62-67

Garbett, K.M. & Diedrichs, P.C. (2016). Improving uptake and engagement with child body image interventions delivered to mothers: Understanding mother and daughter preferences for intervention content. Body Image, 19, 24-27.

Halliwell, E., Yager, Z., Paraskeva, N., Diedrichs, P.C., Smith, H. (2016). Body Image in Primary Schools: A pilot evaluation of a primary school intervention program designed by teachers to improve children's body satisfaction. Body Image. 19, 133-141.

Diedrichs, P.C., Atkinson, M.J., Garbett, K.M., Williamson, H., Halliwell, E., Rumsey, N., Leckie, G., Sibley, C., & Barlow, F.K. (2016). Evaluating an online body image and psychosocial well-being intervention among mother-daughter dyads. Health Psychology, 35, 996-1006.

Lewis-Smith, H., Diedrichs, P.C., Rumsey, N., Harcourt, D. (2016). Systematic review of interventions on body Image and disordered eating among mid-life women. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49, 5-18.

Diedrichs, P.C., Atkinson, M.J., Steer, R., Garbett, K.M., Rumsey, N., & Halliwell, E. (2015). Effectiveness of a brief school-based body image intervention 'Dove Confident Me: Single Session' when delivered by teachers: Results from a cluster randomised trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 74, 94-104. 

Halliwell, E., & Diedrichs. P.C. (2014). Testing a dissonance body image intervention among young girls. Health Psychology, 30, 201-204. 

Yager, Z., Diedrichs, P.C., Ricciardelli, L.A., & Halliwell, E. (2013). What works in secondary schools? A systematic review of classroom-based body image programs. Body Image, 10, 271-281.

Bird, E., Halliwell, E., Diedrichs, P.C., & Harcourt, D. (2013). Happy being me in the UK: A controlled evaluation of a school-based body image intervention with pre-adolescent children. Body Image, 10, 326-334.

Diedrichs, P.C., & Barlow, F.K. (2011). How to lose weight bias fast! Evaluating a brief anti-weight bias intervention. British Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 846-861

Book Chapters

Halliwell, E. & Diedrichs, P.C. (in press). Cognitive dissonance approaches. Invited book chapter in Tylka, T., & Piran, N. (Eds) Oxford Handbook of Positive Body Image: Constructs, Protective Factors, and Interventions. Oxford University Press.

Diedrichs, P.C., & Halliwell, E. (2012). School based interventions for body image and appearance concerns. Invited book chapter in Rumsey, N. & Harcourt, D. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance. Oxford University Press. p. 531-550.

psychological, cultural & social influences

Journal Articles

Craddock, N., Dlova, N., & Diedrichs, P.C. (2018). Colorism: A global adolescent health concern. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 30, 472-477. 

Shroff, H., Diedrichs, P.C., & Craddock, N. (2018). Skin Color, Cultural Capital, and Beauty Products: An Investigation of the Use of Skin Fairness Products in Mumbai, India. Frontiers in Public Health, 5, 365.  

Jankowski, G.S., Diedrichs, P.C., Williamson, H., Christopher, G., & Harcourt, D. (2016). Looking age-appropriate while growing old gracefully: A qualitative study of ageing and body image among older adults. Journal of Health Psychology. 21, 550-560.

Franko, D. L., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Rodgers, R.F., Holmqvist Gattario, K., Frisén, A., Diedrichs, P.C., Ricciardelli, L.A, Yager, Z., Smolak, L., Thompson-Brenner, H., & Shingleton, R. (2015). Does internalization mediate the relationship between conformity to masculine norms and body image attitudes and behaviors in a cross-country sample of young men? Body Image. 15, 54-60.

Holmqvist Gattario, K., Frisén, A., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Ricciardelli, L.A., Diedrichs, P.C., Yager, Z., Smolak, L., Franko, D., Smolak, L. (2015). How is Men's Conformity to Masculine Norms Related to Their Body Image? Masculinity and Muscularity across Western Countries. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 16, 337-347.

De Jesus, A.Y., Ricciardelli, L.A., Frisén, A., Smolak, L., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M, Diedrichs, P.C., Franko, D., & Holmqvist Gattario, K. (2015). Media internalization and conformity to traditional masculine norms in relation to body image concerns among men. Eating Behaviours, 8, 137-142.

Alperin, A., Hornsey, M.J., Hayward, L.E., Diedrichs, P.C., Barlow, F.K. (2014). Applying the contact hypothesis to anti-fat attitudes: Contact with overweight people is related to how we interact with our bodies and those of others. Social Science & Medicine, 123, 37-44.

Jankowski., G.S., Diedrichs, P.C., & Halliwell, E. (2014). Can appearance conversations explain differences between gay and heterosexual men's body dissatisfaction? Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 15, 68-77.

Diedrichs, P.C. (2013).  Do conversations about our appearance do us more harm than good? Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 2, 349-351.

Yager, Z., Diedrichs, P.C., & Drummond., M. (2013). Understanding the role of gender in body image research settings: Participant gender preferences for researchers and co-participants in interviews, focus groups, and interventions. Body Image, 4, 574-582.

Becker, C.B., Diedrichs, P.C., Jankowski, G.S., & Werchan, C. (2013). I'm not just fat, I'm old. Has the study of body image overlooked "old talk"? Journal of Eating Disorders, 1 (6). 

Mulherin, K., Miller, Y.D., Barlow, F.K., Diedrichs, P.C., Thompson, R. (2013). Weight stigma in maternity care: Women's experiences and care providers' attitudes. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13 (19).

Lucke, J.C., Diedrichs, P.C., Partridge, B., & Hall, W.D. (2009). Anticipating the anti-ageing pill. Lessons from the history of the oral contraceptive pill and hormone replacement therapy. EMBO Reports, 10, 108-113. 

Book Chapters

Paraskeva, N. & Diedrichs, P.C. (forthcoming). Body image, esteem and dissatisfaction during childhood. Invited book chapter in Hupp, S., & Jewell, J. (Eds.) Encyclopaedia of Child and Adolescent Development. Wiley-Blackwell.

Diedrichs, P.C. & Puhl, R. (2016). Weight and appearance-based prejudice. Invited book chapter in Sibley, C.G., & Barlow, F.K. (Eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Prejudice. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK. Pg. 392-412.

ADvertising, MEDIA & Business

Journal Articles

Paraskeva, N., Lewis-Smith, H., & Diedrichs, P.C. (2017). Consumer opinion on social policy approaches to promoting positive body image: Airbrushed media images and disclaimer labels. Journal of Health Psychology. 22, 164-1175.

Diedrichs, P.C., Lee, C., & Kelly, M. (2011). Seeing the beauty in everyday people: A qualitative study of young Australians’ opinions on body image, the mass media, and models. Body Image, 8, 259-266.

Diedrichs, P.C., & Lee, C. (2011). Waif Goodbye! Average-size female models promote positive body image and appeal to consumers. Psychology & Health, 26, 1273-1291.

Diedrichs, P.C., & Lee, C. (2010). GI Joe or Average Joe? The impact of average-size and muscular male fashion models on men's and women's body image and advertising effectivenessBody Image, 7, 218-226. 

Book Chapters

Hurst, M., Dittmar, H., Halliwell, E., & Diedrichs, P.C. (2016) Does size matter? Media influences and body image. In: Jansson-Boyd, Cathrine V and Zawisza, Magdalena J (Eds.) Routledge international handbook of consumer psychology. Routledge international handbook . Taylor & Francis, New York, pp. 232-249. 

Halliwell, E. & Diedrichs, P.C. (2012). Influence of the media. Invited book chapter in Rumsey, N. & Harcourt, D. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance. Oxford University Press. p. 545-553.

Diedrichs, P.C. (2012). Media influences on male body image. Invited book chapter in Thomas F Cash, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance, Vol 2. San Diego: Academic Press; 2012. p. 547-553


Journal Articles

Slater, A., Varsani, N., & Diedrichs, P.C. (2017). #fitspo or #loveyourself? The impact of fitspiration and self-compassion Instagram images on women’s body image, self-compassion, and mood. Body Image, 22, 87-96.

Fardouly J., Diedrichs, P.C., Halliwell, E., & Vartanian, L. (2015). The mediating role of appearance comparisons in the relationship between media usage and self-objectification in young women. Psychology of Women Quarterly. 39, 447-457.

Fardouly, J., Diedrichs, P.C., Vartanian, L., & Halliwell, E., (2015). Social comparisons on social media: the impact of Facebook on young women’s body dissatisfaction and mood. Body Image, 12, 38-45


Journal Articles

Diedrichs, P.C., von Ranson, K., & Thomas, J.J. (2018). Innovation in Eating Disorders Research and Practice: Expanding Our Community and Perspectives at the 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51, 585-587. 

Book Chapters

Lewis-Smith, H. & Diedrichs, P.C. (2016). Body image and disordered eating in midlife. Invited book chapter in Wade, T. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders. Springer. Doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_197-1

Diedrichs, P.C. (2016). Sociocultural environment and internalisation of the thin ideal as risk factors for eating disorders. Invited book chapter in Wade, T. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders. Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_89-1


Rumsey, N. & Diedrichs, P.C. (in press). Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution? The Potential for Plastic Surgeons to take a role in addressing the negative consequences of body image dissatisfaction. Australian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 

government reports

Halliwell, E., Diedrichs, P.C., & Orbach, S. (2014).  Costing the invisible: A review of the evidence examining the links between body image, aspirations, education and workplace confidence. Commissioned by the British Government Equalities Office.

Stephenson, D., & Diedrichs, P.C. (2012). Reflections on body image: Report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image. London, United Kingdom.