Miss Georgina Pegram

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  • Qualifications:BSc, MSc
  • Position:Research Associate: Centre for Appearance Research
  • Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS) HAS - Health and Social Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 81123
  • Email:Georgina.Pegram@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Georgina Pegram is a Research Associate in the Centre for Appearance Research, working alongside Dr Nicole Paraskeva to manage the day-to-day running of large-scale research projects evaluating the effectiveness of online and community-based body image interventions for adolesents and children in the UK, USA and India. These projects are conducted in partnership with the World Association for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), the largest youth organisation for girls in the world, and Unilever's Dove Self-Esteem Project, which has reached over 30 million young people with body image education.

Georgina joined the team in September 2019, after completing her MSc in Nutrition & Behaviour with Distinction from Bournemouth University. She was particularly interested in the Health Psychology modules, as well as in design and implementation of effective interventions. During her Psychology BSc at Cardiff University, Georgina conducted her dissertation project on cognitive risk factors for eating disorders.

Georgina has experience working in the care and charity sectors, as well as in research across various industries. 

Beyond her current projects, Georgina's research interests include: 

  • Positive body image and psychological wellbeing in adolescents and young children
  • Eating disorder prevention
  • Eating disorder treatment (Including CBT and third-wave behavioural therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and other Mindfulness-Based therapies)
  • The role of Body Image in chronic health conditions e.g. Diabetes, Cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Cognitive, psychological, social, and genetic determinants of eating behaviour
  • Non-diet (weight-neutral) approaches to nutrition e.g. Intuitive Eating 
  • Psychological, psychosocial and physical consequences of weight-related stigmatisation

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