Body image and identity

This cross-disciplinary area of research investigates self image, self esteem, identity, body image, obesity, dieting and eating disorders among children, adolescents, the role of teachers and implications for school-based health education and childhood obesity prevention. Analytical frameworks for this field of inquiry are consider issues of gender, life-course stage, socio-cultural influences, ethnicity, social class and Indigenous status.

Researchers in this area include:

Professor Jennifer O'Dea Honorary Professor
Dr Kate Russell Honorary Senior Lecturer
Keywords: Gender, body image, sexuality, sport, identity, sexual health education