Nichola Rumsey

Name: Nichola Rumsey
Country: United Kingdom
Degrees: BA(Hons), MSc, PhD
Current job title: Co-Director, Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) & Professor of Appearance Research
Institution: University of the West of England, Bristol
Short autobiography:

Nichola is Professor of Appearance Research at UWE and Co-Director of the CAR, which she established in 1992. Following the completion of her PhD “Psychological Problems Associated with Facial Disfigurement” in 1983, Nichola has built an international reputation for her research in this field, has published widely and has attracted over £7m funding to support research on appearance. She is a past President of the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain & Ireland, a former Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology, and was the BPS Consultant to the UK Government’s Dept of Health from 2004-2010.

Reason for joining: Action Chair
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: a) Psychological consequences of disfigurement b) Development of interventions to tackle the challenges of disfigurement c) Promoting positive attitudes towards diversity in appearance
COST Actions Outcomes:
E-mail: nichola.rumsey@uwe.ac.uk
Link to institution: www.uwe.ac.uk