Dr Emma Halliwell

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About me

Emma Halliwell is an Associate Professor in Psychology. Her research examines embodiment, body image and well-being. Specifically, she develops and evaluates interventions designed to promote positive body image and well-being among children, adolescents and adults. Most recently her work has focused on the benefits of yoga in a range of settings including schools and health care. She is also evaluating interventions to challenge restrictive societal norms around appearance, gender and materialistic values in primary and secondary school settings. These interventions apply and integrate social-cognitive theories of attitude change and embodiment theories. 


Emma leads the Psychological Sciences Research Group (PSRG) and is a member of the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR). 

Area of expertise

Well being

Body Image
Eating Disorders
Social Psychology


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