Professor Marika Tiggemann

Professor - Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Social Sciences North (344)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
B.A., Ph.D. (Adelaide)
Research interests
My major area of research interest is in the field of body image.  Specific topics include gender differences in body dissatisfaction; media effects; dieting, food craving and cognition; body image across the life span; the sexualisation of girls; and the stereotyping of the fat.  I am also broadly interested in all aspects of women's health.
Supervisory interests
Body image
Body image, effects of media
Men's body image
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Parental feeding style (1), Body image (2)
Associate supervisor: Eating disorders (1), Eating behaviour (2)
Principal supervisor: Body image (5), Eating disorders (1), Coaching (1)
Associate supervisor: Body image (1), Eating disorders (3), Academic attributions (1), Forgiveness (2), Post-natal depression (1)
Expert for media contact
Eating Disorders
Body Image
Effects of The Media on Body Image
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+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Dieting
  • Effects of The Media on Body Image
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