Simone Buzwell

Simone Buzwell
Swinburne University of Technology · Centre for Mental Health

PhD

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Introduction
Simone Buzwell currently works at the Centre for Mental Health at Swinburne University of Technology. Simone does research in Health Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Applied Psychology. Current projects involve the development of a scale to assess the suitability of individuals for cosmetic procedures in terms of levels of BDD and other factors , as well as a suite of projects examining female sexual pleasure and a prpoject examining factors impacting on Prep adherence in MSM.

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Publications (12)
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Previous investigations into Female Sexual Desire (FSD) have been focused on women's biological, cognitive, and emotional processes, despite evidence that FSD is also responsive to relational contexts. Past research consistently demonstrates a general association between relationship satisfaction and FSD. There remains, however, a need to expound t...
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https://theconversation.com/thinking-of-getting-a-minor-cosmetic-procedure-like-botox-or-fillers-heres-what-to-consider-first-161271
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Background The popularity of videoconferencing platforms has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, there have been concerns regarding the potential for video calls to promote appearance dissatisfaction, as individuals are exposed to their reflection on camera for extended periods. Objectives The current study characterized current vid...
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Objectives: Body dysmorphic disorder is commonly considered a contraindication for major cosmetic surgery, but whether body dysmorphic disorder relates to poorer outcomes from minor cosmetic treatment remains unknown. This study aimed to explore the prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder in clients seeking non-surgical cosmetic procedures and to e...
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The popularity of videoconferencing platforms has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, there have been concerns regarding the potential for video-calls to promote appearance dissatisfaction, as individuals are exposed to their reflection on camera for extended periods. The current study characterised current video-usage behaviours and...
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Objective: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia implemented widespread closure of beauty and cosmetic services to control the virus spread. The effect of these restrictions is unknown, given that beauty services are widely used for stress relief or to enhance confidence. The current study explored the relationship between engagement in appearan...
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Objective: To develop and validate a novel patient-reported measure to assess internally and externally driven expectations for change after a cosmetic procedure, termed the aesthetic procedure expectations (ASPECT) scale. Method: In total, 186 adults recruited from nonsurgical cosmetic clinics in Melbourne, Australia, accessed an online survey (1...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate nonconsensual condom removal (NCCR), also termed “stealthing,” which involves a male partner removing a condom during sex without knowledge or consent. Young women ( N = 364) provided self-report data on sociodemographic characteristics, NCCR experiences, and sexual self-perceptions. Almost 10% of the pa...
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ABSTRACT The increase in Australian Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections since the 1990s is considered to be due to a subgroup of MSM (men who have sex with men) who engage in behaviors that increase the risk of sexual transmission of HIV. A population of MSM at risk are those who present for PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis). In this articl...
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A telephone survey of 1013 Australian adults revealed 78% had used the internet, 13% to form online social relationships. Those forming online relationships tended to be students, young, single, comfortable with new technology, likely to vote Green and unlikely to vote Liberal. When this group was broken down into those who formed online friendship...
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In the present research same-sex attracted youths’ (SSAYs) connectedness to schools, families and peers was investigated. One hundred and fifty nine SSAY aged between 13 and 19 years of age responded to a questionnaire of both open-ended and closed-ended questions, providing qualitative and quantitative material. The results presented here suggest...

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This project aims to explore the effects of COVID-19 restrictions on body image and appearance dissatisfaction in Australian adults. In particular, we are interested in the predictors of change to diet, exercise, other appearance-focused behaviours, dysmorphic concern and interest in obtaining cosmetic and beauty procedures. We are also interested in the impact of video-conferencing on self-consciousness and appearance dissatisfaction.