Congratulations to Dr. Laura Uhlmann & Dr. Carly Roberts for completing their PhD degrees in 2019

It is so exciting to Congratulate Dr. Laura Uhlmann and Dr. Carly Roberts for completing their PhD degrees in Clinical Psychology in 2019!  Carly’s PhD thesis was titled Body dysmorphic disorder in adolescents: A new multidimensional measure and associations with social risk, mindfulness and self-compassion (Supervisors Lara Farrell & Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck). Laura’s PhD thesis was titled Unpacking the fitness fallacy: An examination of the cognitions, affect and behaviour related to the belief that a fit female body aesthetic is ideal (Supervisors Caroline Donovan & Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck). For more information, see:

Roberts, C., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Farrell, L. J. (2020). The Multidimensional Youth Body Dysmorphic Inventory (MY BODI): Development and preliminary validation. Child Psychiatry & Human Development. doi:1007/s10578-019-00893-6

Uhlmann, L., Donovan, C., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2020). Beyond the thin ideal: Development and validation of the Fit Ideal Internalization Test (FIIT) for Women. Psychological Assessment. doi:10.1037/pas0000773

Roberts, C., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Lavell, C., Gregertsen, E. C., Miyamoto, T., & Farrell, L. J. (2018). The Appearance Anxiety Inventory: Factor structure and associations with appearance-based rejection sensitivity and social anxiety. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 19, 124-130

Uhlmann, L. R., Donovan, C. L., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Bell, H. S., & Ramme, R. A. (2018). The fit beauty ideal: A healthy alternative to thinness or a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Body Image, 25, 23-30. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.01.005


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