Dr Zali Yager
I am an educator, researcher, and all- round lover of ideas. I am passionate about all things health and wellbeing and am fascinated by innovation and start ups and how we can incorporate this thinking into our work as researchers and educators.
My specific expertise in the promotion of positive body image and prevention of eating disorders. Current projects are around boys body image, promoting mental and physical health in mothers of pre-school children, and determining the psychological outcomes of fitness testing.
I also have experience in curriculum development, teaching, coordinating and managing subjects and courses in higher education at Bachelor and Masters Level.
The Web-Based Interventions for Reducing Eating Disorders Project is funded by the Medical Research Future Fund Million Minds Mission. Our aim is to create innovative online solutions to assist in the early identification and intervention for eating disorders.
BODY CONFIDENT MUMS
Body Confident Mums is an exciting collaboration where we aim to empower mothers of young children to be body confident for themselves and their kids. We want to start a revolution where mums are recognised for the amazing things that they do, and not 'getting their pre-baby body back!'
THE 3D PROJECT
The 3D Project is a World Anti-Doping Association WADA funded project that aims to develop a school-based program to improve body image, prevent supplement use, and reduce leniency towards drugs in sport
This book does an impressive job of organizing, presenting, and analyzing three complex, multidimensional topics: body image, adolescence and the strengths and limitations of empirical research. It raises many unanswered questions, and skilfully conveys the diversity of topics and issues related to what we know about body image in adolescent females and males. For experts in body image and eating disorders it also presents an authoritative and practical set of answers to the often-heard lament: "How can anyone keep up with all the exciting new research on body image?" - Michael P. Levine, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Kenyon College, USA