Position

Social and Behavioral Sciences Casual Academic
School of Psychology

Qualifications

BSc (Mol Biol) (Adel.); Dip Lang (Jap) (Adel.); BSc (Hons) (Adel.); MSc (Cantab); Grad Dip Psyc (Adel.); BBSc (Hons) (Flinders)

Honours, awards and grants

Editor's Choice for April 2016 Issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (2016)

Flinders University Student Association Development Grant (2016)

Research Student Travel Conference Grant (2016)

Elaine Dignan Award - APS Women and Psychology Interest Group Award (2015)

Flinders University Student Association Development Grant (2015)

PhD Publication Award (2015)

Academic Intership Program (2015)

Trans-Tasman 3 Minute Thesis Finalist (2013)

Winner of the Flinders University 3 Minute Thesis Competition (2013)

Australian Postgraduate Award (2013-2016)

Chancellor's Letter of Commendation (2012)

Graduate Diploma Psychological Sciences Prize (2011)

Summer Scholarship in Psychology (2011)

Trinity College Cambridge Sports Bursary (2008)

General Sir John Monash Award (2007-2009)

Cancer Research UK Studentship (2007-2009)

Honorary Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar (2007-2009)

BSc (Hons) University Medal (2005)

Derrick Rowley Prize for Honours in Microbiology and Immunology (2005)

John L. Young Honours Scholarship (2005)

Microbiology and Immunology Third Year Award (2004)

Summer Scholarship in Microbiology and Immunology (2003)

Admission to Golden Key Honours Society (2002)

Summer Scholarship in Statistics (2002)

Dean's Certificate of Merit for Molecular and Cell Biology (2002)

Teaching interests

2016: Lecturer for PSYC2018: Research Methods 2

2015 & 2016: Lecturer for PSYC9003: Research Issues

2015: Honours Co-Supervision

2015: Academic Intership Program

2014 & 2015: Tutor for PSYC2018: Research Methods 2

2014 & 2015: Lecturer for PSYC1107: Psychology of Weird and Wonderful Ideas

2014: Tutor for PSYC3007: Research Methods 3

2013 & 2014: Tutor for PSYC3004: Advanced Social Psychology

2013 & 2014: Tutor and Teaching Assistant for PSYC1101: Psychology 1A and PSYC1102: Psychology 1B

2012: Demonstrator for MMED2935: Human Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Research interests

My PhD thesis investigates the predictors and consequences of female genital cosmetic surgery.

Supervisors: Dr Julie Mattiske, Dr Paul Williamson, and Dr Kirsten Vale

Publications

  • Parker, L., Vale, K.I. and Sharp, G.V. (2015). The relationship between weight and student engagement. Psychology of Weight, Eating and Body Image Mini Research Showcase. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Sharp, G.V. and Tiggemann, M. (2015). Educating women about normal female genital appearance: The effectiveness of two brief interventions. World STI & HIV Congress. Brisbane, Australia.
  • Sharp, G.V., Vale, K.I. and Mattiske, J.K. (2015). Women's experiences of labiaplasty: A qualitative study. Psychology of Weight, Eating and Body Image Mini Research Showcase. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Sharp, G. and Tiggemann, M. (2014). Predictors of consideration of labiaplasty: An extension of the sociocultural model of influence. Psychology of Weight, Eating and Body Image Mini Research Showcase. Adelaide, South Australia. Oct 2014.
  • Sharp, G.V. and Tiggemann, M. (2014). Predictors of consideration of labiaplasty: An extension of the sociocultural model of influence. In D. Veale (Chair), Genital body image and surgery in men and women. Symposium conducted at the Appearance Matters 6 Conference: Bristol, UK.
  • Sharp, G.V., Prichard, I., Hutchinson, A. and Wilson, C. (2013). The efficacy of an appearance-based intervention to prevent skin cancer. Adelaide, Australia11th Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference.
  • Sharp, G.V., Tiggemann, M. and Mattiske, J.K. (2016). Response to "Commentary on: Factors That Influence the Decision to Undergo Labiaplasty: Media, Relationships, and Psychological Well-Being" Aesthetic Surgery Journal,
    [10.1093/asj/sjw048] [Scopus]
  • Sharp, G.V. and Tiggemann, M. (2016). Educating women about normal female genital appearance variation. Body Image, 16 pp. 70-78.
    [Scopus]
  • Sharp, G.V., Mattiske, J.K. and Vale, K.I. (2016). Motivations, expectations, and experiences of labiaplasty: A qualitative study. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, pp. 1-9.
    [10.1093/asj/sjw014] [Scopus]
  • Sharp, G.V., Tiggemann, M. and Mattiske, J.K. (2016). Factors That Influence the Decision to Undergo Labiaplasty: Media, Relationships, and Psychological Well-Being. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, pp. 1-10.
    [10.1093/asj/sjv270] [Scopus]
  • Sharp, G.V., Tiggemann, M. and Mattiske, J. (2015). Predictors of consideration of labiaplasty: An extension of the Tripartite Influence Model of Beauty Ideals. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39(2) pp. 182-193.
    [10.1177/0361684314549949] [Scopus]
  • Sharp, G., Tiggemann, M. and Mattiske, J. (2014). The role of media and peer influences in Australian women's attitudes towards cosmetic surgery. Body Image, 11(4) pp. 482-487.
    [10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.07.009] [Scopus]
  • Sharp, G., Hutchinson, A., Prichard, I. and Wilson, C. (2013). Validity and reliability of the Food-Life Questionnaire - Short Form. Appetite, 70 pp. 112-118.
    [10.1016/j.appet.2013.07.001] [Scopus]
  • Parker, L., Vale, K.I. and Sharp, G.V. (2015). The relationship between weight and student engagement. Psychology of Weight, Eating and Body Image Mini Research Showcase. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Sharp, G.V. and Tiggemann, M. (2015). Educating women about normal female genital appearance: The effectiveness of two brief interventions. World STI & HIV Congress. Brisbane, Australia.
  • Sharp, G.V., Vale, K.I. and Mattiske, J.K. (2015). Women's experiences of labiaplasty: A qualitative study. Psychology of Weight, Eating and Body Image Mini Research Showcase. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Sharp, G.V. and Tiggemann, M. (2016). Educating women about normal female genital appearance variation. Body Image, 16 pp. 70-78.
    [Scopus]
  • Sharp, G.V., Mattiske, J.K. and Vale, K.I. (2016). Motivations, expectations, and experiences of labiaplasty: A qualitative study. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, pp. 1-9.
    [10.1093/asj/sjw014] [Scopus]
  • Sharp, G.V., Tiggemann, M. and Mattiske, J.K. (2016). Factors That Influence the Decision to Undergo Labiaplasty: Media, Relationships, and Psychological Well-Being. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, pp. 1-10.
    [10.1093/asj/sjv270] [Scopus]
  • Sharp, G.V., Tiggemann, M. and Mattiske, J. (2015). Predictors of consideration of labiaplasty: An extension of the Tripartite Influence Model of Beauty Ideals. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39(2) pp. 182-193.
    [10.1177/0361684314549949] [Scopus]
  • Sharp, G., Tiggemann, M. and Mattiske, J. (2014). The role of media and peer influences in Australian women's attitudes towards cosmetic surgery. Body Image, 11(4) pp. 482-487.
    [10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.07.009] [Scopus]
  • Sharp, G., Hutchinson, A., Prichard, I. and Wilson, C. (2013). Validity and reliability of the Food-Life Questionnaire - Short Form. Appetite, 70 pp. 112-118.
    [10.1016/j.appet.2013.07.001] [Scopus]
  • Sharp, G.V., Tiggemann, M. and Mattiske, J.K. (2016). Response to "Commentary on: Factors That Influence the Decision to Undergo Labiaplasty: Media, Relationships, and Psychological Well-Being" Aesthetic Surgery Journal,
    [10.1093/asj/sjw048] [Scopus]

Professional and community engagement

  • Student Representative on the Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee
  • Student Representative on the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Research Higher Degrees Committee
  • General Sir John Monash Scholar Alumni

Contact

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Phone: +61 8 82012996
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Location: Social Sciences North (370)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Further information

My labiaplasty research was chosen as the Editor's Choice for the April 2016 issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Please click to see a short video about the article.

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