Position

Senior Lecturer
Health and Exercise Sciences

Biography

Dr Ivanka Prichard's research explores the connections between body image and health behaviour with a particular focus on lifestyle factors associated with cancer prevention (diet, physical activity, tanning, and alcohol consumption). She has a PhD in Psychology from Flinders University and has a background in health psychology, exercise, eating behaviour, and body image research. Currently, she is interested in how the media shapes body image, social norms around different health behaviours, and family influences on health behaviour across the lifespan (ORCID ID).

Ivanka joined the Discipline of Health & Exercise Sciences at Flinders University in 2014. Her teaching interests are in the area of health psychology and quantitative research methods.

Ivanka is Co-Deputy Director of the SHAPE Research Centre (Sport, Health and Physical Education) at Flinders University, a member of the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC), and the SA convenor of the Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Eating, Weight and Body Image interest group.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours in Psychology)
PhD

Honours, awards and grants

  • 2016 Research Leadership Mentoring Program recipient, ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship @ University of Melbourne run by Professor Joy Damousi
  • 2015 Beat Cancer Project – Travel Grant 2015 recipient, The Cancer Council South Australia
  • 2013 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers

Topic Coordinator:

  • HLTH2105  Health: A Psychological Perspective

Research expertise

  • Body image
  • Psychology
  • Sport & fitness
  • Women’s health

Research interests

My research interests lie in the area of health psychology, with a particular focus on body image and lifestyle factors associated with obesity and cancer prevention (diet, physical activity, tanning, and alcohol consumption). I am currently leading a number of research projects across all of these areas.

Current Research:

  • Body image & exercise: Body image concern and lack of physical activity are both major issues in Australia. My research in this area examines body dissatisfaction as an obstacle to exercise participation in young women and the impact of inspirational fitness images from social media on actual exercise behaviour and psychological well-being among young women.
  • Exercise & eating behaviour: Some people may not reach their health goals because they psychologically compensate for positive health behaviours with negative ones. My research in this area explores how individuals cognitively justify compensating for exercise with food and vice versa.
  • Intergenerational transmission of eating behaviour: Dietary habits are primarily established and maintained in family environments. Genetic and environmental risk factors for overweight and disease also cluster in families, making them an important target for dietary-focused disease prevention. My research in this area examines the influence of different family members (child, parent, grandparent) on both healthy and unhealthy eating behaviour.
  • Health behaviours: It is important to identify modifiable psychological factors that could have long term implications for the incidence of lifestyle related diseases such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes, as well as some cancers. My research in this area focuses on understanding lifestyle factors associated with tanning, alcohol consumption, dietary intake and physical activity.

ORCID ID

Supervisory interests

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Body image
  • Cancer risk perception
  • Cancer, primary and secondary prevention strategies
  • Eating behaviour
  • Eating habits, family influence
  • Family health
  • Health promotion and education
  • Health psychology
  • Nutrition and cancer prevention
  • Obesity prevention, family environment
  • Obesity prevention, healthy behaviours
  • Physical activity
  • Psychology

RHD research supervision

Current

Associate supervisor : Causal attributions of cancer survivors (1) ; Intergenerational transmission of food choices (1) ; Men's help seeking behaviour (1) ; Diet and physical activity in emerging adults (1) ;

Publications

  • Kemps, E.B., Tiggemann, M., Hollitt, S.J., Prichard, I.J., Polivy, J. and Herman, C.P. (2017). The role of expectations in the effect of food cue exposure on consumption in restrained eaters. 12th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) Sydney, Australia. Jan 2017.
  • Kemps, E.B., Tiggemann, M., Hollitt, S.J., Prichard, I.J., Polivy, J. and Herman, C.P. (2016). The role of expectations and dietary restraint in the effect of cue exposure on food intake. 24th Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior. Porto, Portugal. Jul 2016.
  • Kemps, E.B., Tiggemann, M., Hollitt, S.J., Prichard, I.J., Polivy, J. and Herman, C.P. (2016). The role of expectations in the effect of cue exposure on food intake amont restrained eaters. 43rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Melbourne, Australia. Apr 2016.
  • Sharplin, G., Prichard, I., Chapman, J. and Wilson, C.J. (2015). Analysing the impact of organisation characteristics on employers' perceptions of the likelihood of implementing workplace physical activity programs. 12th Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference. Sydney. May 2015.
  • Martin, R.L., Prichard, I.J., Hutchinson, A.D. and Wilson, C.J. (2013). Exercise and eating behaviour: the role of mindfulness. In Proceedings of the 2013 ANZAED Conference: Inspiring Change: Person and Context. Journal of Eating Disorders. 2013 ANZAED Conference: Inspiring Change: Person and Context. Melbounre. Aug 2013, pp. O24.
    [10.1186/2050-2974-1-s1-o24]
  • 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.
  • Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2009). A longitudinal examination of self-objectification in new fitness centre members. In 7th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders Conference. 7th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders Conference. Brisbane, QLD. Aug 2009.
  • Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2008). Mirrors within fitness centres: the relationship between physical environment and body image. In 3rd Appearance Matters Conference Program. 3rd Appearance Matters Conference. Bristol, England. Jul 2008.
  • Conduit, T.J., Prichard, I.J. and Gannaway, D.L. (2007). Writing for Psychology: An intervention for first-year psychology students. In 30th HERDSA Annual Conference 2007. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA). HERDSA 2007: Enhancing Higher Education, Theory and Scholarship. Adelaide, SA. Jul 2007.
    [Web Link]
  • Prichard, I.J. and Conduit, T.J. (2007). Writing for Psychology: Teaching First-Year University Students the Basics. In International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Vancouver, Canada. Jun 2007, pp. 9-9.
  • Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2007). The prevalence of eating disorder symptomology within fitness centres. In Looking to the Future: Clinical Developments in Eating Disorders - Program and Abstracts. Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders. 5th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders Conference. Melbourne, VIC. Aug 2007, pp. 14-14.
  • Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2005). Fitness centres: Do they do more than increase fitness? In Clinical Training Day: The Way Forward in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. ANZ Academy for Eating Disorders. 3rd Annual Conference ANZ Academy for Eating Disorders. Sydney, NSW. Aug 2005.
  • Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2004). Body dissatisfaction and disordered eating in aerobic instructors and aerobic participants. In Australian Journal of Psychology: Combined abstracts of 2004 Australian Psychology Conferences. Carlton, VIC: Australian Psychological Society. 39th Conference of APS, pp. 216-216.
  • Martins, Y., Gannaway, D.L., Barnes, J.D. and Prichard, I.J. (2005). Evaluating the use of collaborative learning assessment: a case study in psychology research methods. In Paul Kandlbinder, ed. Proceedings of Making a difference: evaluations and assesment conference. Sydney, NSW: Institute of Interactive Media and Learning, UTS. Making a difference: 2005 evaluations and assessment conference. Sydney, NSW. Nov 2005, pp. 53-61.
  • Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2005). Self-objectification, body image and reasons for exercise. In Mary Katsikitis, ed. Proceedings of the 40th APS Annual Conference. Melbourne, VIC: Australian Psychological Society. Past reflections, future directions: 40th APS Annual Conference. Melbourne, VIC. Sep 2005, pp. 253-257.
  • Miller, M.D., Hamilton, J.A., Scupham, R., Matwiejczyk, L.K., Prichard, I.J., Farrer, O., et al. (2017). Development and psychometric testing of a novel food service satisfaction questionnaire for food service staff of aged care homes. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging,
    [10.1007/s12603-017-0885-4] [Scopus]
  • Hutchinson, A.D., Charters, M., Prichard, I.J., Fletcher, C.M. and Wilson, C.J. (2017). Understanding maternal dietary choices during pregnancy: The role of social norms and mindful eating. Appetite, 112 pp. 227-234.
    [10.1016/j.appet.2017.02.004] [Scopus]
  • Carrotte, E.R., Prichard, I.J. and Su Cheng Lim, M. (2017). "fitspiration" on social media: A content analysis of gendered images. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(3)
  • Kemps, E.B., Herman, C.P., Hollitt, S.J., Polivy, J., Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2016). The role of expectations in the effect of food cue exposure on intake. Appetite, 103 pp. 259-264.
    [10.1016/j.appet.2016.04.026] [10.1016/j.appet.2016.04.026] [Scopus]
  • Rhodes, K.E., Chan, F., Prichard, I.J., Coveney, J.D. and Ward, P.R. (2016). Intergenerational transmission of dietary behaviours: A qualitative study of Anglo-Australian, Chinese-Australian and Italian-Australian three-generation families. Appetite, 103 pp. 309-317.
    [10.1016/j.appet.2016.04.036] [Scopus]
  • Rice, K.J., Prichard, I.J., Tiggemann, M. and Slater, A.E. (2016). Exposure to Barbie: Effects on thin-ideal internalisation, body esteem, and body dissatisfaction among young girls. Body Image, 19 pp. 142-149.
    [10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.09.005] [10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.09.005] [Scopus]
  • Kemps, E.B., Herman, C.P., Hollitt, S.J., Polivy, J., Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2016). Contextual cue exposure effects on food intake in restrained eaters. Physiology & behavior, 167 pp. 71-75.
    [10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.09.004] [10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.09.004] [Scopus]
  • Wilson, C.J., de la Haye, K., Coveney, J.D., Hughes, D.L.A., Hutchinson, A., Miller, C., et al. (2016). Protocol for a randomized controlled trial testing the impact of feedback on familial risk of chronic diseases on family-level intentions to participate in preventive lifestyle behaviors. BMC Public Health, 16(1) pp. Art: 965.
    [10.1186/s12889-016-3623-7] [10.1186/s12889-016-3623-7] [Scopus]
  • Dumalaon-Canaria, J.A., Prichard, I.J., Hutchinson, A. and Wilson, C.J. (2016). Fear of cancer recurrence and psychological well-being in women with breast cancer: The role of causal cancer attributions and optimism. European Journal of Cancer Care,
    [10.1111/ecc.12579] [10.1111/ecc.12579]
  • Gunson, J.S., Abery, E.J., Krassnitzer, L.P., Barton, C.A., Prichard, I.J. and Willis, E.M. (2016). Teaching in Focus: The value of implementing a program-specific teaching support project for staff wellbeing and student retention. Student Success (Formally International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education) 7(2) pp. 51-57.
    [10.5204/ssj.v7i2.341] [10.5204/ssj.v7i2.341]
  • Bourn, R., Prichard, I., Hutchinson, A. and Wilson, C.J. (2015). Watching reality weight loss TV: The effects on body satisfaction, mood, and snack food consumption. Appetite, 91 pp. 351-356.
    [10.1016/j.appet.2015.04.070] [Scopus]
  • Fish, J., Prichard, I.J., Ettridge, K., Grunfeld, B. and Wilson, C.J. (2015). Psychosocial factors that influence men's help-seeking for cancer symptoms: A systematic synthesis of mixed methods research. Psycho-Oncology,
    [10.1002/pon.3912] [Scopus]
  • Prichard, I.J., Lee, A.W., Hutchinson, A. and Wilson, C.J. (2015). Familial risk for lifestyle-related chronic diseases: can family health history be used as a motivational tool to promote health behaviour in young adults? Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 26 pp. 122-128.
    [10.1071/HE14104] [Scopus]
  • Prichard, I.J., Dobbinson, S., Wilson, C.J., Hutchinson, A., Rayner, J.M. and Makin, J. (2015). Perceptions of the solarium ban in Australia: 'Fake it, don't bake it' Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 26(2) pp. 154-158.
    [10.1071/HE15002] [Scopus]
  • Prichard, I., Polivy, J., Provencher, V., Herman, C., Tiggemann, M. and Cloutier, K. (2015). Brides and young couples: Partners' weight, weight change, and perceptions of attractiveness. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, 32(2) pp. 263-278.
    [10.1177/0265407514529068] [Scopus]
  • Hughes, D.L., Hutchinson, A.D., Prichard, I.J., Chapman, J. and Wilson, C.J. (2015). Challenges associated with recruiting multigenerational, multicultural families into a randomised controlled trail: Balancing feasibility with validity. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 43 pp. 185-193.
    [10.1016/j.cct.2015.06.004] [Scopus]
  • Dumalaon-Canaria, J.A., Hutchinson, A., Prichard, I. and Wilson, C.J. (2014). What causes breast cancer? A systematic review of causal attributions among breast cancer survivors and how these compare to expert endorsed risks. Cancer Causes and Control, 25(7) pp. 771-785.
    [10.1007/s10552-014-0377-3] [Scopus]
  • Hutchinson, A., Prichard, I., Ettridge, K. and Wilson, C.J. (2014). Skin tone dissatisfaction, sun exposure and sun protection in Australian adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine,
    [10.1007/s12529-014-9441-3] [Scopus]
  • Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2014). Wedding-related weight change: The ups and downs of love. Body Image, 11(2) pp. 179-182.
    [10.1016/j.bodyim.2013.12.005] [Scopus]
  • Prichard, I., Kneebone, A., Hutchinson, A.D. and Wilson, C. (2014). The relationship between skin tone dissatisfaction and sun tanning behaviour. Australian Journal of Psychology, 66(3) pp. 168-174.
    [10.1111/ajpy.12039] [Scopus]
  • Miller, J., Prichard, I.J., Hutchinson, A. and Wilson, C.J. (2014). The relationship between exposure to alcohol-related content on facebook and predictors of alcohol consumption among female emerging adults. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 17(12) pp. 735-741.
    [10.1089/cyber.2014.0337] [Scopus]
  • Martin, R.L., Prichard, I., Hutchinson, A. and Wilson, C.J. (2013). The role of body awareness and mindfulness in the relationship between exercise and eating behaviour. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 35(6) pp. 655-660.
    [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]
  • Prichard, I. and Tiggemann, M. (2012). Predictors of self-objectification in new female fitness center members. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 21(1) pp. 24-32.
    [Web Link]
  • Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2012). The effect of simultaneous exercise and exposure to thin-ideal music videos on women's state self-objectification, mood and body satisfaction. Sex Roles, 67(3-4) pp. 201-210.
    [10.1007/s11199-012-0167-x] [Scopus]
  • Prichard, I., Hodder, K., Hutchinson, A. and Wilson, C. (2012). Predictors of mother-daughter resemblance in dietary intake: The role of eating styles, mothers' consumption, and closeness. Appetite, 58(1) pp. 271-276.
    [10.1016/j.appet.2011.10.012] [Scopus]
  • Prichard, I. and Tiggemann, M. (2011). Appearance investment in Australian brides-to-be. Body Image, 8(3) pp. 282-286.
    [10.1016/j.bodyim.2011.03.001] [Scopus]
  • Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2010). Features of the exercise environment and body image: Preferences for mirror and standing positions in the aerobics room. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 19(1) pp. 47-57.
  • Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2009). Unveiled: pre-wedding weight concerns and health and beauty plans of Australian brides. Journal of Health Psychology, 14(7) pp. 1027-1035.
    [10.1177/1359105309342905] [Scopus]
  • Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2008). An examination of pre-wedding body image concerns in brides and bridesmaids. Body Image, 5(4) pp. 395-398.
    [10.1016/j.bodyim.2008.05.001] [Scopus]
  • Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2008). Relations among exercise type, self-objectification, and body image in the fitness centre environment: The role of reasons for exercise. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 9(6) pp. 855-866.
    [10.1016/j.psychsport.2007.10.005] [Scopus]
  • Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2005). Objectification in fitness centers: self-objectification, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating in aerobic instructors and aerobic participants. Sex Roles, 53(1-2) pp. 19-28.
    [10.1007/s11199-005-4270-0] [Scopus]
  • Miller, M.D., Hamilton, J.A., Scupham, R., Matwiejczyk, L.K., Prichard, I.J., Farrer, O., et al. (2017). Development and psychometric testing of a novel food service satisfaction questionnaire for food service staff of aged care homes. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging,
    [10.1007/s12603-017-0885-4] [Scopus]
  • Hutchinson, A.D., Charters, M., Prichard, I.J., Fletcher, C.M. and Wilson, C.J. (2017). Understanding maternal dietary choices during pregnancy: The role of social norms and mindful eating. Appetite, 112 pp. 227-234.
    [10.1016/j.appet.2017.02.004] [Scopus]
  • Carrotte, E.R., Prichard, I.J. and Su Cheng Lim, M. (2017). "fitspiration" on social media: A content analysis of gendered images. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(3)
  • Kemps, E.B., Herman, C.P., Hollitt, S.J., Polivy, J., Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2016). The role of expectations in the effect of food cue exposure on intake. Appetite, 103 pp. 259-264.
    [10.1016/j.appet.2016.04.026] [10.1016/j.appet.2016.04.026] [Scopus]
  • Rhodes, K.E., Chan, F., Prichard, I.J., Coveney, J.D. and Ward, P.R. (2016). Intergenerational transmission of dietary behaviours: A qualitative study of Anglo-Australian, Chinese-Australian and Italian-Australian three-generation families. Appetite, 103 pp. 309-317.
    [10.1016/j.appet.2016.04.036] [Scopus]
  • Rice, K.J., Prichard, I.J., Tiggemann, M. and Slater, A.E. (2016). Exposure to Barbie: Effects on thin-ideal internalisation, body esteem, and body dissatisfaction among young girls. Body Image, 19 pp. 142-149.
    [10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.09.005] [10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.09.005] [Scopus]
  • Kemps, E.B., Herman, C.P., Hollitt, S.J., Polivy, J., Prichard, I.J. and Tiggemann, M. (2016). Contextual cue exposure effects on food intake in restrained eaters. Physiology & behavior, 167 pp. 71-75.
    [10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.09.004] [10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.09.004] [Scopus]
  • Wilson, C.J., de la Haye, K., Coveney, J.D., Hughes, D.L.A., Hutchinson, A., Miller, C., et al. (2016). Protocol for a randomized controlled trial testing the impact of feedback on familial risk of chronic diseases on family-level intentions to participate in preventive lifestyle behaviors. BMC Public Health, 16(1) pp. Art: 965.
    [10.1186/s12889-016-3623-7] [10.1186/s12889-016-3623-7] [Scopus]
  • Dumalaon-Canaria, J.A., Prichard, I.J., Hutchinson, A. and Wilson, C.J. (2016). Fear of cancer recurrence and psychological well-being in women with breast cancer: The role of causal cancer attributions and optimism. European Journal of Cancer Care,
    [10.1111/ecc.12579] [10.1111/ecc.12579]
  • Gunson, J.S., Abery, E.J., Krassnitzer, L.P., Barton, C.A., Prichard, I.J. and Willis, E.M. (2016). Teaching in Focus: The value of implementing a program-specific teaching support project for staff wellbeing and student retention. Student Success (Formally International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education) 7(2) pp. 51-57.
    [10.5204/ssj.v7i2.341] [10.5204/ssj.v7i2.341]

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