MĒ Victoria Carrillo

Name: MĒ Victoria Carrillo
Country: Spain
Degrees: Ph.D.
Current job title: Associate Professor
Institution: Department of Information and Communication University of Extremadura
Short autobiography:

To enhance/create a network to investigate effects of communication on body image. This will lead to the facilitation of a comprehensive approach to appearance research and the development of training models for communication professionals and interventions for eating disorders patients and population in general. Another paramount focus is to create strong partnerships for funding/grant applications.

Reason for joining: To enhance/create a network to investigate effects of communication on body image. This will lead to the facilitation of a comprehensive approach to appearance research and the development of training models for communication professionals and interventions for eating disorders patients and population in general. Another paramount focus is to create strong partnerships for funding/grant applications.
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: Body image aspect in relation to communication and advertising issues: a) Effects of advertising on body image. b) Training of communication professionals in psychosocial aspects. c) Develop a protocols and measures for assessing the prevalence and impacts of advertising and communication on appearance dissatisfaction.
COST Actions Outcomes:
E-mail: vicduran@unex.es
Link to institution: www.unex.es