Mr Nick Sharratt

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  • Qualifications:LLB (Hons); PG Dip (Legal Practice); Dip Psych; MSc Health Psychology
  • Position:Research Fellow - Centre for Appearance Research
  • Department:HAS - Health and Social Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 81891

About me

I am a research fellow in the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR), a World leading research centre focussing on the role of appearance and body image in people's lives which conducts high quality, applied psychological research.

Having previously qualified and world as a solicitor I completed a post-graduate conversion Diploma in Psychology with the Open University before undertaking an MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Bath. In 2014 I then joined CAR to begin working on a PhD.

I am currently in the process of finalising and writing up my PhD which explores the intersection of appearance altering or disfiguring conditions ('visible difference') and romantic relationships. In conducting this work I employed a mixed-methods design in order to first understand the perceived impact and then measure this via the development of the Centre for Appearance Research Romantic Relationships and Intimacy Scale (CARRIS).

In January 2018 I joined the Vocational Training Charitable Trust Foundation research programme at CAR and will be working on projects linked to visible difference and romantic relationships. I will be doing this with the aim of furthering our understanding of issues related to this topic and developing effective interventions to help alleviate concern.

I am also a member of, and the Short Term Scientific Mission Officer for, the EU COST Action entitled 'European Cleft and Craniofacial Initiative for Equality in Care'

Area of expertise

Psychosocial aspects of appearance, particularly visible difference and romantic relationships. Qualitative research methods.


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