Position

Lecturer in Health Sciences Allied Health Professions
Social Health Sciences

Biography

Ivanka Prichard has a Bachelor of Behavioural Science with Honours in Psychology and a PhD in Psychology from Flinders University. Her PhD focused on body image and reasons for exercise among female fitness centre members. She has also researched the body image and weight loss ideals of brides-to-be and the impact of obesity prevention programs on children. Since 2011, Ivanka has worked with Professor Carlene Wilson and Dr Amanda Hutchinson in the cancer prevention space. Her current research is focused on lifestyle factors associated with cancer risk such as eating behaviour, physical activity, tanning and alcohol consumption, with a particular interest in examining the impact of social norms on these factors.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours in Psychology)
PhD

Honours, awards and grants

2013 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers

Topic Coordinator:

  • HLTH2105  Health: A Psychological Perspective

Research expertise

  • Psychology

Research interests

I am interested in the primary prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases through the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviours.

Current Research Interests:

  • Physical activity: I am interested in understanding predictors of engagement with physical activity, including the impact of participating in mass community exercise events, fitness media and social normative influences on exercise behaviour.
  • 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. I am interested in the influence of different family members (child, parent, grandparent) on both healthy and unhealthy eating behaviour.
  • Mindfulness, physical activity and eating behaviour: Mindfulness may be useful as a means of regulating health-related behaviours such as weight loss, diet and exercise. I am interested in examining the role of mindfulness in relation to physical activity and dietary behaviour.
  • Sun exposure, sun protection and skin tone dissatisfaction: Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in world. Despite skin cancer being largely preventable through sun protection practices, many people indicate that they still tan. One reason for this is the perceived positive impact that a tan has on appearance. I am interested in the extent to which pressure from the media, peers, and family predict sun exposure behaviours and skin tone dissatisfaction.

Supervisory interests

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Behavioural influences on cancer risk and cancer screening participation
  • Body image
  • Cancer risk perception
  • Cancer, primary and secondary prevention strategies
  • Dietary intervention for cancer prevention
  • 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. (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.
  • 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 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 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. (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.
  • Rhodes, K., Chan, F., Prichard, I.J., Coveney, J.D., Ward, P.R. and Wilson, C.J. (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.
    [Scopus]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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.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]
  • 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,
    [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., 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. (2012). Predictors of self-objectification in new female fitness center members. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 21(1) pp. 24-32.
    [Scopus] [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. 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]
  • Rhodes, K., Chan, F., Prichard, I.J., Coveney, J.D., Ward, P.R. and Wilson, C.J. (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.
    [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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]

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