One in five people look different from the general population, either as a result of a birth defect, a disease, an accident or scarring. The Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) strives to make a real difference to the lives of the many hundreds of thousands of people with appearance-related concerns both in the UK and across the world. It is based at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). Members of CAR carry out psychological and interdisciplinary research in appearance, disfigurement, body image and related studies.
CAR aims to:
Professor Nichola Rumsey, Director at the Centre for Appearance Research, spoke at TEDMED Bristol 2013 on her work to stem the 'tsunami' of dissatisfaction with appearance.