Dr Helen Malson

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About me

Helen Malson is an Associate Professor in Social Psychology and a co-director of the Bristol Eating Disorders Health Integration Team. Her research examines eating disorders, eating disorders treatment and prevention and, more broadly, the cultural production and regulation of gendered subjectivity and embodiment. Her current projects include an exploration of key stakeholder perspectives on primary care for young people with experience of an eating disorder; the development of school-based interventions to challenge damaging gender norms and analyses of media representations of 'female empowerment'.

Helen is a member of the Social Science Research Group and and  an associate memebr of the Psychological Sciences Research Group and the Centre for Appearance Research. She is a consulting editor of Feminism & Psychology and an editorial board member of POWS Review, the journal of the BPS Psychology of Women Section.


Area of expertise

eating disorders, eating disorder treatment issues, eating disorders prevention, gender, culture  qualitative methods, poststructuralist and feminist approaches


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