Journal article

How do obese individuals perceive and respond to the different types of obesity stigma that they encounter in their daily lives? A qualitative study

Sophie Lewis, Samantha L Thomas, R Warwick Blood, David J Castle, Jim Hyde, Paul A Komesaroff

Social Science & Medicine | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2011

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by Australian National Health & Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We are extremely grateful for the funding received for this study from an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (Grant Number DP0878805). Warwick Blood is a co-chief investigator on an Australian National Health & Medical Research Council Public Health Capacity Building Grant (#571376), The Australian Health News Research Collaboration. We would like to thank the reviewers for their extensive and incredibly helpful comments which have enabled us to greatly improve our paper. We would also like to thank Dr Asuntha Karunaratne for her work as a research assistant on this study, Ms Marissa Dickens who provided comment on an earlier draft of this manuscript, and Dr Pattie Thomas, Sociologist and Fat Studies academic at the College of Southern Nevada for her helpful comments in thinking through the construction of stigma as it applies to obesity within this paper. Finally, we would like to thank all those who participated in the study for sharing their experiences with us.