Jennifer Todd

PhD Candidate

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

Department:School of Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

Research interests

Thesis Title: An investigation of the link between body image and interoception.

Supervisory Team 

Professor Viren Swami (Anglia Ruskin University and Perdana University)

Dr Jane Aspell (Anglia Ruskin University)

Dr David Barron (Perdana University)

Research Group

Jenny is a member of our Body and Self Research Area which forms part of our Brain and Cognition Research Group. She also belongs to our Applied, Social, and Health Psychology Research Group.

Summary of Research

Jenny’s PhD project examines the nature and strength of relationships between interoception (the sense of the physiological state of the body) and body image. Funded by and working in partnership with the Centre for Psychological Medicine at Perdana University in Malaysia, she is investigating the cross-cultural reliability of established relationships between interoceptive processing and body image. She is utilising this research to develop interventions which reduce negative body image, and promote positive body image.

Selected recent publications

Todd, J., Hina, F. & Aspell, J. E., 2018. Disturbed interoceptive processing in nicotine addiction. [submitted]

Recent presentations and conferences

ARU Body and Self Research Group Seminar, Cambridge, 2017. Relations between interoceptive processing and nicotine addiction. Oral Presentation.

BPS Psychobiology Section ASM, Windermere, 2016. Relations between interoceptive processing and nicotine addiction. Oral Presentation.