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 Catherine Talbot

Catherine Talbot

PhD Student


 +44 (0) 1392 725927

 South Cloisters 


South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


I am a PhD student in the Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH) supervised by Dr Siobhan O'Dwyer, Professor Linda Clare, and Dr Janet Heaton. My PhD research concerns dementia and social media.  I graduated from the University of Bath in 2016 with a BSc (Hons) degree in psychology and came runner up in the Helen Haste competition for creativity and innovative writing. I am a cyberpsychologist interested in health research and online communities. I am also interested in internet-mediated research ethics, digital methods, online behaviours, and body image.

Twitter handle: @Catherinetalb


BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Bath 


Research interests


Talbot, C.V., O'Dwyer, S.T., Clare, L., Heaton, J., & Anderson, J.G. (2018). Identifying people with dementia on Twitter. Dementia, 1-10. DOI: 10.1177/1471301218792122.  

Talbot, C.V., Gavin, J., van Steen, T., and Morey, Y. (2017). A content analysis of thinspiration, fitspiration, and bonespiration imagery on social media. Journal of Eating Disorders, 5(40), 1-8. 

Conference Papers

Talbot, C. (2017). Dementia, Identity, and the Role of Social Media. PsyPAG 2017, 28th July, University of Northumbria, Newcastle.

Talbot, C. (2017). Thinspiration, Fitspiration, and Bonespiration: The Construction of Body Ideals on Social Media. 22nd Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference. 28th June, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton.

Talbot, C. (2017). Dementia, Identity, and the Role of Social Media. UEMS Annual Research Event, 10th May 2017, The Palace Hotel, Torquay.

Talbot , C. (2016). Searching for thinspiration.  South West universities undergraduate conference, 19th March, University of the West of England, Bristol.

Talbot, C. (2015).  A content analysis of thinspiration, fitspiration, and bonespiration images across three social media platforms. Social Networking in cyberspace conference, 3rd September, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton.

Non-peer reviewed texts

Morey, Y., and Talbot, C. (2015). Spotlight on Social Marketing #34: From the Missionary Position, to First Do No Harm, to a Negotiated Ethics in Internet Mediated Research. Available from:



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Talbot C (2020). Dementia, Identity, and the Role of Twitter.  Abstract.  Full text.

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