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Dr Anne Haase

Dr Anne Haase

Dr Anne Haase
BA, MSc (hons), PhD

Senior Lecturer in Exercise, Nutrition and Health

Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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+44 (0) 117 3311082

Summary

Anne's research interests focus on individual and family-based theoretical interventions to lifestyle behaviour change, including chronic disease-preventive health behaviours  (physical activity, food choice, weight management and dieting) and the benefits of exercise and diet in mental health (depression, eating disorders).  Recent interventions aim to facilitate physical activity in hard to reach populations (adolescent girls, families, people with depression, pregnant women) while other work explores communication of health behaviours across generations in families. Additional areas include body image, weight issues and body checking, along with a focus on perfectionism and social physique anxiety. Her research employs various methodology ranging from qualitative and quantitative approaches to experimental interventions.

Funded research projects include TREAD (RCT to evaluate theory-based delivery of activity support to people with depression), The Bristol Girls Dance Project (after-school activity programme for 11-12 yr old girls), Communication of messages between generations: What do families say about healthy behaviour and the Family Heart Health Study: Examining nutrition and activity behaviours and beliefs in UK families.  Anne has been working with colleagues from Institute of Psychiatry/St George's University of London on body checking in the eating disorders and with Bristol colleagues to analyse physical activity, depression and mental health data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC).

Biography

Anne is currently Senior Lecturer in Exercise, Nutrition and Health.   

Anne's research interests focus on individual and family-based theoretical approaches to lifestyle behaviour change, including chronic disease-preventive health behaviours  (physical activity, food choice, weight management and dieting) and the benefits of exercise and diet in mental health (depression, eating disorders).  Recent interventions aim to facilitate physical activity in hard to reach populations (adolescent girls, people with depression, pregnant women) while other work explores communication of health behaviours across generations in families. Additional areas include body image, weight issues and body checking, along with a focus on perfectionism and social physique anxiety. Her research employs various methodology ranging from qualitative and quantitative approaches to experimental interventions.

Main research interests:

  • Behaviour change interventions for physical activity and eating
  • Psychology of physical activity and eating behaviour change
  • Physical activity and mental health (depression & anxiety)
  • Eating behaviours, body image, eating disorders
  • Perfectionism, social physique anxiety, impression management, self-presentation
  • Epidemiological studies in physical activity and depression

Teaching

Unit Co-Coordinator for:

  • Physical Activity and Nutrition Programmes: Planning and Evaluation

Unit Contributor for:

  • Determinants of Physical Activity and Eating Behaviour
  • Physical Activity and Nutrition Interventions
  • Research Methods
  • Physical Activity, Disease and Public Health
  • Physical Activity and Nutrition Programmes: Planning and Evaluation
  • Experimental Psychology: Level 3 undergraduate course

Expertise

Anne's research interests focus on theoretical approaches to lifestyle behaviour change in adolescents and adults, ranging from preventive health behaviours and attitudes (physical activity, food choice, weight management and dieting) to the benefits of exercise and diet in mental health (depression, eating disorders). Recent interventions aim to facilitate physical activity in hard to reach populations (adolescent girls, people with depression, pregnant women) while other work explores psychological factors (body checking, social physique anxiety, perfectionism) related to eating disorders. Her research employs various methodology ranging from qualitative and quantitative approaches to interventions.

  • health psychology
  • physical activity and eating behaviour change
  • depression
  • eating disorders
  • body image
  • anxiety
  • Selected publications

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