This event has been a long time coming. The grant award from British Council that I won back in December 2016 is now coming to use, as close to 40 early career researchers from the UK and Turkey gathered in Glasgow this week to discuss the issues of refugees and gender-based violence.
The aim of the event was to encourage collaboration between UK and Turkish participants on future grant proposals and publications and to create and maintain an international network of researchers on this topic in academia, NGOs, and government organisations in the two countries.
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Another happy announcement from the research desk. My doctoral student Anke Jobsky’s paper has been accepted for presentation at the upcoming ECREA 2016 conference in Prague in November. Anke is writing a conceptual article about the beach body and proposing a new definition. And if you think that the beach body is just a body on the beach, think again. It’s a lot more than that and Anke is working to define the concept properly.
ECREA is the European Communication Research and Education Association, which gathers hundreds of communication scholars from across Europe at its biennial conference. It also holds smaller events throughout the continent and supports various publications.
I was invited to participate in a conference on eating disorders in children and young people in Edinburgh last week. The event was small but very informative with an incredible lineup of speakers, which included clinicians, third-sector organisations, such as Beat and MBEEDS, and people who have lived through an eating disorder. I talked about the connection between social media and body image in young women. Some points stuck out to me:
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I had the pleasure to present my work at the regional conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Poland. I gave a talk on online media and body image. Specifically, I shared my thoughts on how increasing young women’s media literacy can be used to protect their body image. I reviewed some popular media literacy websites and their joint features and identified gaps in their approaches in relation to social media.
One media literacy website example: http://www.about-face.org/
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