Sigrún Daníelsdóttir

Name: Sigrún Daníelsdóttir
Country: Iceland
Degrees: Cand.Psych / M.Sc
Current job title: Project Manager for Mental Health Promotion
Institution: Directorate of Health
Short autobiography:

I am a clinical psychologist and for most of my career I have worked with children and adolescents with eating and body image problems, both within treatment and prevention settings. My current position is within the public health sector where I manage mental health promotion and prevention at the Directorate of Health in Iceland. About 8 years ago, I started the Body Respect movement in Iceland, which focuses on promoting body satisfaction and respect for body diversity through various forms of social activism and advocacy. I am the co-founder and president of the Icelandic Association for Body Respect and the Icelandic Eating Disorders Association. I am also a long time member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and serve as Co-Chair of the Health At Every Size (HAES) SIG.

Reason for joining: To connect with other researchers and professionals in the field of body image and body diversity.
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: My academic interests lie at the intersection of health, clinical and social psychology. I am interested in the consequences of social ranking on the basis of body weight and ways to promote body satisfaction and respect for body diversity on a population
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