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Members of the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) attended the launch of an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Body Image on 18 May at the House of Commons. The group will examine the causes of negative body image and aims to engage with members of the advertising, fashion, and media industries to look at ways of promoting body confidence. CAR Research Fellow Dr Phillippa Diedrichs was invited to give a presentation as the CAR representative for the Campaign for Body Confidence.
Dr Diedrichs hopes that the APPG will provide a political platform to advocate for increased funding into body image research and positive body image interventions in schools.
Phillippa with MP’s and body image campaigners
Front L-R: Lynne Fetherstone MP, Phillippa Diedrichs (CAR), Rosi Prescott (Central YMCA CEO), Mary Glindon MP.
Back L-R: Suzie Orbach, Caryn Franklin, Caroline Nokes MP, Jo Swinson MP.
For more information about the event visit the Campaign for Body Confidence website.
Click here for more information about Dr Phillippa Diedrichs’ research