Associate Professor Ivanka Prichard has a PhD in Psychology and specialises in health psychology with a focus on the nexus between body image, exercise, and eating behaviour. Her work spans across psychology and exercise science.
Her research covers 3 main areas: (1) Research on social media, body image, and exercise (including work with mothers, the influence of commercial physical activity applications, and social media trends e.g. #fitspiration); (2) Research on health behaviour change and food cues examining beliefs about the relationship between exercise and eating behaviour, and the influence of different environmental cues on eating behaviour; and (3) Research on the intergenerational transmission of health behaviours exploring family food environments, and the modelling of food and exercise behaviours to young children (ORCID ID).
Ivanka is Co-Deputy Director of the SHAPE Research Centre (Sport, Health, Activity, Performance, and Exercise) at Flinders University and Honours coordinator for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program.
Ivanka is Co-Deputy Director of the SHAPE Research Centre (Sport, Health, Activity, Performance, and Exercise) at Flinders University, Honours coordinator for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program, and teaches:
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