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Prof Piers Cornelissen

Professor

Department: Psychology

HLS Piers Cornelissen Staffprofile 255Prof Piers Cornelissen holds the Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology. He trained as a medic at St Thomas’s Hospital London. After some time in clinical practice he moved to Oxford for a DPhil and a McDonnell-Pew post-doctoral fellowship. He joined Northumbria as Chair of Cognitive Neuroscience in 2012 following periods in York and Newcastle Universities.

Key Publications

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  • 3D visualisation of psychometric judgements of the ideal male body, Mohamed, S., Kramer, R., Thornborrow, T., Pollet, T., Tovee, M., Cornelissen, P. 21 May 2021, In: Body Image
  • Beyond BMI for self-estimates of body size and shape: A new method for developing stimuli correctly calibrated for body composition, Maalin, N., Mohamed, S., Kramer, R., Cornelissen, P., Martin, D., Tovee, M. 1 Jun 2021, In: Behavior Research Methods
  • 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 Jun 2021, In: Body Image
  • Targeting body image in eating disorders, Cornelissen, P., Tovée, M. 8 Apr 2021, In: Current Opinion in Psychology
  • The ageing body: contributing attitudinal factors towards perceptual body size estimates in younger and middle-aged women, Bellard, A., Cornelissen, P., Mian, E., Cazzato, V. 1 Feb 2021, In: Archives of Women's Mental Health
  • 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. 21 Apr 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
  • The neurocognitive basis of knowledge about object identity and events: Dissociations reflect opposing effects of semantic coherence and control, Jefferies, E., Thompson, H., Cornelissen, P., Smallwood, J. 3 Feb 2020, In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • ‘To give is better than to receive?’ Couples massage significantly benefits both partners’ wellbeing, Naruse, S., Cornelissen, P., Moss, M. 1 Sep 2020, In: Journal of Health Psychology
  • 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

PGR Supervision

  • Katri Cornelissen What Does it Mean to Have Distorted Body Image in Anorexia Nervosa? Start Date: 01/12/2012 End Date: 26/07/2016
  • Kamila Irvine Body image; representation and constraints on measurement in real and virtual worlds Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 11/06/2019

Qualifications

  • Physiology PhD June 30 1992
  • Medicine MBBS August 01 1987
  • Physiology BA June 01 1984
  • Information not provided General Medical Council (GMC) 2012


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