School of Psychology - Directory - People - Ms. Jessica Ahern

Ms. Jessica Ahern
  – PhD Scholar, University Tutor, Research Assistant

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Ms. Jessica Ahern
Social Sciences Building s327, School of Psychology
+61 7 3346 7689
+617 3365 4466
Postal Address:

Parenting and Family Support Centre

School of Psychology,

The University of Queensland

St Lucia QLD 4067


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Ms. Jessica Ahern

BPsycSci (Hons I), University of Queensland.

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Ms. Jessica Ahern
Research Activities:

PhD Scholar, University Tutor, Research Assistant.

My research interests lie in the fields of health and clinical psychology. In particular I am interested in body image, the mass media and health, promoting diversity at every size and eating disorders.

I am also interested in research aimed at supporting women's access to optimal choice and evidence-based information to better meet their needs and wants of maternity services and birthing experiences.

Representative Publications:

Conference Presentations: 

Ahern, J.L & Diedrichs, P.C. Photoshopped perfection: The impact of airbrushed models in the media on young women's body image and advertisement effectiveness. Paper accepted for presentation at the 7th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine. Brisbane, Australia.

Course Tutor:
  • Semester 2, 2015
    COMU1030 - Communication Skills: SpokenLanguage & Interpersonal
  • Semester 2, 2014
    COMU1030 - Communication Skills: SpokenLanguage & Interpersonal
  • Semester 2, 2013
    PSYC2050 - Learning and Cognition

Note: Coordinator roles prior to 2009 and tutor roles prior to 2006 are not included.

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