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Dr Katri Cornelissen

Assistant Professor

Department: Psychology

Senior lecturer and Director of Transnational Education at the Psychology Department, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University. Most recent research in body image, body image distortion and eating disorders as well as stimulus development for investigation of perceptual component of body image distortion. Prior clinical work in acute and chronic brain injuries and eating disorders, along with prior research in neuromagnetic correlates of rehabilitation and language, specifically naming and anomia treatment. Supervision of PhD students in body image related projects. 

Katri Cornelissen

Campus Address

Northumberland Building NB350
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

Body Image, Eating Disorders, Rehabilitation, Anorexia Nervosa, Muscle Dysmorphia

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Men’s perception of current and ideal body composition and the influence of media internalisation on body judgements, Groves, V., Ridley, B., Cornelissen, P., Maalin, N., Mohamed, S., Kramer, R., McCarty, K., Tovee, M., Cornelissen, K. 2 May 2023, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • Internalizing Minority Stress: Gender Dysphoria, Minority Stress and Psychopathology in a Norwegian Transgender Population, Cornelissen, K., Brokjøb, L. 1 Sep 2022, In: Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
  • The Effect of Own Body Concerns on Judgments of Other Women’s Body Size, Cornelissen, K., Brokjøb, L., Gumančík, J., Lowdon, E., McCarty, K., Irvine, K., Tovée, M., Cornelissen, P. 6 May 2022, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • Fat talk is predicted by body dissatisfaction and social comparison with no interaction effect: Evidence from two replication studies, Pollet, T., Dawson, S., Tovée, M., Cornelissen, P., Cornelissen, K. 1 Sep 2021, In: Body Image
  • Women’s self-estimates of body size are more accurate and precise when made with three-quarter view than front-view stimuli, Cornelissen, P., Brokjøb, L., Gumančík, J., Cornelissen, K. 1 Sep 2021, In: Body Image
  • Engagement with fat talk as a function of social comparison and body image concerns: Two replication studies support main effects but do not support an interaction effect, Cornelissen, K., Pollet, T., Tovee, M., Cornelissen, P., Dawson, S. 17 Jun 2020, In: PsyArXiv
  • Using immersive virtual reality to modify body image, Irvine, K., Invine, A., Maalin, N., McCarty, K., Cornelissen, K., Tovee, M., Cornelissen, P. 1 Jun 2020, In: Body Image
  • Are attitudinal and perceptual body image the same or different?: Evidence from high-level adaptation., Cornelissen, K., Widdrington, H., Mccarty, K., Pollet, T., Tovée, M., Cornelissen, P. 1 Dec 2019, In: Body Image
  • Distorted body image influences body schema in individuals with negative bodily attitudes, Irvine, K., McCarty, K., McKenzie, K., Pollet, T., Cornelissen, K., Tovée, M., Cornelissen, P. Jan 2019, In: Neuropsychologia
  • How does variation in the body composition of both stimuli and participant modulate self-estimates of men’s body size?, Groves, V., Cornelissen, P., McCarty, K., Mohamed, S., Maalin, N., Tovée, M., Cornelissen, K. 9 Oct 2019, In: Frontiers in Psychiatry

Vicki Groves What is the nature of body image distortion in men and how do we begin to alleviate the symptoms? Start Date: 01/10/2019

Supervision of numerous MSc and MRes projects

Supervision of PhD students: Mrs Vicki Groves (current) and Dr Kamila Irvine (previous)

Supervision of number of paid and volunteer graduate and student research assistants

National and international collaboration (e.g., Lincoln University, Norway, Germany)

  • Psychology PhD
  • MSc
  • MA
  • BA (Hons)
  • BSc (Hons)
  • Higher Education Teaching Fellow HEF


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