Dr Toni Pikoos

Speaker Bio

Toni is a psychologist holding a PhD in Clinical Psychology, specialising in body image concerns, eating disorders and the psychology behind cosmetic surgery seeking. Working in private and public mental health sectors and lecturing at Swinburne University, she is currently conducting research exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on body image issues.

Target Audience

All ages

Speaking Topics

“Body image
Mental health
Cosmetic surgery (and can include a Jewish perspective)
COVID-19
Eating disorders “

Previous Publications

“Pikoos, T. D., Buzwell, S., Sharp, G., & Rossell, S. L. (2020). The COVIDÔÇÉ19 pandemic: Psychological and behavioral responses to the shutdown of the beauty industry. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53(12), 1993-2002.

Pikoos, T. D., Rossell, S. L., Tzimas, N., & Buzwell, S. (2021). Is the needle as risky as the knife? The prevalence and risks of body dysmorphic disorder in women undertaking minor cosmetic procedures. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 0004867421998753.

Pikoos, T. D., Buzwell, S., Sharp, G., & Rossell, S. L. (2021). The Zoom Effect: Exploring the Impact of Video Calling on Appearance Dissatisfaction and Interest in Aesthetic Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Pikoos, T. D., Rossell, S. L., Tzimas, N., & Buzwell, S. (2021). Assessing unrealistic expectations in clients undertaking minor cosmetic procedures: The development of the Aesthetic Procedure Expectations Scale. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, 23(4), 263-269.

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