Undergraduate Thesis Student (2012- 2013)

 

Degree

2013 – BA (Honours) in Psychology, Ryerson University

Undergraduate Thesis

Kathleen completed her undergraduate thesis in the HEAL Lab.  She examined body image in post-operative bariatric surgery patients using focus groups. She was particularly interested in learning how patients adjust to the drastic bodily changes that occur following bariatric surgery, including the development of excess skin. Her thesis resulted in a first-authored peer-reviewed journal publication.

Selected Publications

  • Lyons, K., Meisner, B. A., Sockalingam, S., & Cassin, S. E. (2014). Body image after bariatric surgery: A qualitative study. Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, 9, 41-49.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Lyons, K., David, L., Meisner, B., Sockalingam, S., & Cassin. S. E. (2014, March). Body image after bariatric surgery: A qualitative study. Poster presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York City, NY.
  • Graham, K., Van, S., Lyons, K., Sockalingam, S., Hawa, R., & Cassin, S. (2013, May). Barriers to physical activity in a post-operative bariatric surgery population. Poster presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Montreal, QC.
  • Lyons, K., Graham, K., Van, S., Sockalingam, S., Wnuk, S., & Cassin, S. (2013, May). The impact of psychiatric and medical comorbidity on barriers to physical activity in post-operative bariatric surgery patients. Poster presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Montreal, QC.