Ashleigh Bellard

School of Psychology

Previously, I studied Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (MSc) at Liverpool Hope University, whereby I also obtained a Psychology (BSc) degree. Currently, I am a PhD student at Liverpool John Moores University, interested in investigating responses to affective touch in eating disorder populations compared to healthy controls. As part of my PhD, I am examining an impaired affective touch system in Anorexia Nervosa, with the aim of developing a non-invasive brain stimulation intervention for this impairment, under the supervision of Dr Valentina Cazzato, Dr Paula Trotter and Prof Francis McGlone.

Degrees

2018, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom, Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (MSc)
2017, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom, Psychology (BSc)
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Psychology/ Cognitive Neuroscience PhD

Academic appointments

Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience PhD, Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present
British Science Week Assistant, Sciences, Liverpool Hope University, 2019 - 2019
Research Assistant, Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - 2020

Journal article

Bellard A, Urgesi C, Cazzato V. 2021. Self-body recognition and attitudes towards body image in younger and older women Archives of Women's Mental Health, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bellard AM, Cornelissen PL, Mian E, Cazzato V. 2020. The ageing body: contributing attitudinal factors towards perceptual body size estimates in younger and middle-aged women Archives of Women's Mental Health, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Conference presentation:

Ralph-Nearman, C., Arevian, A. C., Cazzato, V., Bellard, A., Davis, G., Khalsa, S. S., & Feusner, J. D (2021, September 17). Somatomap 3-Dimensional visual assessment of body image perceptual accuracy related to eating disorder symptoms in male fashion models [Conference presentation]. EDRS 2021, Online, United States., Eating Disorders Research Society 2021, Online, Poster presentation. 2021

Bellard, A., Trotter, P., McGlone, F., & Cazzato. V (2021, July 12). Vicarious ratings of social touch in women with and recovered from Anorexia Nervosa [Conference presentation]. BrNet 2021, Online, United Kingdom., BrNet 2021, Online, Poster presentation. 2021

Bellard, A., Trotter, P., McGlone, F., & Cazzato. V (2021, January 6-7). The impact of COVID-19 restrictions on vicarious ratings of social touch [Poster session]. EPS 2021, Online, United Kingdom., EPS 2021, Online, Poster presentation. 2021

Bellard, A., Cornelissen, P., & Cazzato, V. (2019, June 13). Visual self-body recognition abilities in women across youth and midlife [Poster session]. Body-Up Conference, 2019, Manchester, United Kingdom., Body Up Conference, University of Manchester, Poster presentation. 2019

Bellard, A., Cornelissen, P., & Cazzato, V. (2019, April 10). Multidimensional body image assessment in young and middle-aged women [Poster session]. Food for Thought 2019, Liverpool, United Kingdom., Food for thought conference, University of Liverpool, Poster presentation. 2019

Bellard, A., Cornelissen, P., & Cazzato, V. (2019, April 10-12). Multidimensional body image assessment in young and middle-aged women [Poster session]. EPS 2019, Manchester, United Kingdom., EPS conference 2019, University of Manchester, Poster presentation. 2019

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