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Dr Katri Cornelissen

Senior Lecturer

Department: Psychology

Senior lecturer and Programme Leader for BSc Psychology with Criminology at Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University. Clinical work in acute and chronic brain injuries and eating disorders. Current research in body image and body image distortion. Prior research in neuroscience on cortical correlates to naming, language and anomia treatment.

Katri Cornelissen

Campus Address

Northumberland Building NB350
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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?, 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
  • The visual cues that drive the self-assessment of body size, Irvine, K., McCarty, K., Pollet, T., Cornelissen, K., Tovée, M., Cornelissen, P. 1 Jun 2019, In: Body Image
  • View-dependent accuracy in body mass judgements of female bodies, Cornelissen, P., Cornelissen, K., Groves, V., McCarty, K., Tovée, M. 1 Mar 2018, In: Body Image
  • An interactive training programme to treat body image disturbance, Gledhill, L., Cornelissen, K., Cornelissen, P., Penton-Voak, I., Munafò, M., Tovée, M. 6 Jan 2017, In: British Journal of Health Psychology
  • Body size estimation in women with anorexia nervosa and healthy controls using 3D avatars, Cornelissen, K., McCarty, K., Cornelissen, P., Tovée, M. 17 Nov 2017, In: Scientific Reports
  • Fixation patterns, not clinical diagnosis, predict body size over-estimation in eating disordered women and healthy controls, Cornelissen, K., Cornelissen, P., Hancock, P., Tovée, M. 17 May 2016, In: International Journal of Eating Disorders
  • Visual biases in judging body weight, Cornelissen, K., Gledhill, L., Cornelissen, P., Tovée, M. 1 Sep 2016, In: British Journal of Health Psychology

Further Information

Numerous supervision of MSc and MRes projects

Primary PhD supervisor for Mrs Vicki Groves

Co-supervisor for Mrs Kamila Irvine


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

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Body Image, Anorexia Nervosa, Muscle Dysmorphia

PGR Supervision

Vicki Groves Start: 01/10/2019

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