Message from Darren Elliott:
Together with Geoff Lealand and Lisa Perrott in Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato, I am researching and writing about perceptions of body shape and image, and the role of the media in shaping or reinforcing such perceptions. I am focusing on notions of body and gender, with particular attention to the connections between perceptions of the body and masculinity/maleness (which is a rather under-investigated area of life which I am rectifying).
This research has the full approval of the University of Waikato Human Ethics Committee, and I am sending you a link to the questionnaire with the hope that you might be interested in distributing the questionnaire to anyone who may be willing to share their experiences and knowledge surrounding this topic.
I would really appreciate your participation as this is an important area of research as I’m sure you know.
Questionnaire link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MS9FQLF
Note: participants need to be 18 years or older.