Scott Griffiths

Position: Ph.D

Office: Room 310, Griffith Taylor Building
Ph: 0424 207 654
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Postal Address:
School of Psychology
Brennan MacCallum Building (A18)
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006
Australia


 

Research Interests

  • Muscle dysmorphia and eating disorders in males
  • Muscularity-oriented disordered eating and appearance enhancing drug use
  • Body image psychopathology in relation to cognitive and affective processing biases in males
  • Stigma toward men and women with eating/body image disorders
  • Interventions to improve body image outcomes in young adults and school children.

 
 

Publications

Books

  1. Griffiths, S., & Murray, S. B. (In preparation). Get Big or Die Trying: Steroids and the Growing Crisis of Male Body Image. Routledge

Peer reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Griffiths, S., Mitchison, D., Hay, P., Mond, J. M., Rogers, B., Mclean, S., Massey, R., & Paxton, S. (In press) Sex differences in the relationships between body dissatisfaction, quality of life and psychological distress. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
  2. Murray, S. B., Griffiths, S., Mond, J. (In press) Evolving eating disorder psychopathology: Conceptualising muscularity-oriented disordered eating. British Journal of Psychiatry.
  3. Jampel, J. D., Murray, S. B., Griffiths, S., & Blashill, A. (In press). Self-perceived weight and anabolic steroid misuse among U.S. adolescent boys. Journal of Adolescent Health
  4. Murray, S. B., Griffiths, S., Hazery, L., Shen, T., Wooldridge, T., & Mond, J. M. (In press). Go big or home: A thematic content analysis of pro-muscularity websites. Body Image.
  5. Griffiths, S., Mond, J. M., Zhicheng, L., Gunatilake, S., Murray, S. B., Sheffield, J., Touyz, S. (2015). Self-stigma of seeking help and being male predict an increased likelihood of having an undiagnosed eating disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 775-778. Doi:10.1002/eat.22413
  6. Griffiths, S., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. (2015). Extending the masculinity hypothesis: An investigation of gender role conformity, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating in young heterosexual men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 16, 108-114. doi:10.1037/a0035958
  7. Griffiths, S., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. (2015). Keeping pace with the growing problem of male eating disorders. Medicine Today, 16, 63-65.
  8. Griffiths, S., Mond, J. M, Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. (2015). Positive beliefs about anorexia nervosa and muscle dysmorphia are associated with eating disorder symptomatology. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49, 812-820. DOI: 10.1177/0004867415572412
  9. Murray, S. B., Anderson, L. K., Rockwell, R., Nakamura, T., Cusack, A., Griffiths, S., Le Grange, D., & Kaye, W. H. (2015). Integrating family-based treatment and dialectical behavior therapy for adolescent bulimia nervosa: Preliminary outcomes of an open pilot trial. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 23, 336-344. doi:10.1080/10640266.2015.1044345
  10. Murray, S. B., Anderson, L. K., Rockwell, R., Griffiths, S., Le Grange, D., & Kaye, W. H. (2015). Adapting family-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa across higher levels of patient care. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 23, 302-314. doi:10.1080/10640266.2015.1042317
  11. Murray, S. B., Thornton, C., Griffiths, S., & Le Grange, D. (2015). Collegial alliance and family-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa: A qualitative report of three cases. Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory Research and Practice. doi:10.1080/21662630.2015.1047882
  12. Griffiths, S., Mond, J. M., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. (2014). The prevalence and adverse associations of stigmatization in people with eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 767-775. doi:10.1002/eat.22353
  13. Griffiths, S., Mond, J. M., Murray, S. B., Thornton, C., & Touyz, S. (2014). Stigma resistance in eating disorders. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50, 279-287. doi:10.1007/s00127-014-0923-z
  14. Griffiths, S., Angus, D., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. (2014). Unique associations between young adult men’s emotional functioning and their body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. Body Image, 11, 175-178. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2013.12.002
  15. Murray, S. B., Griffiths, S., Le Grange, D. (2014). Adolescent eating disorders and family therapy: An overview of current evidence-based treatments. Minerva Psychiatrica, 55, 153-160.
  16. Baghurst, T., Mwavita, M., Volberding, J., Brown, T. C., Murray, S., Galli, N., Parish, A., & Griffiths, S. (2014). Reevaluation of physique protection as a characteristic of muscle dysmorphia. North American Journal of Psychology, 16, 575-585.
  17. Murray, S. B., & Griffiths, S. (2014). Adolescent muscle dysmorphia and family-based treatment: A case report. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 20, 324-330. doi:10.1177/1359104514521639
  18. Murray, S. B., Griffiths, S., & Grange, D. L. (2013). The role of collegial alliance in family-based treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa: A pilot study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47, 418-421. doi:10.1002/eat.22230
  19. Griffiths, S., Mond, J., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. (2013). Young peoples’ stigmatising attitudes and beliefs about anorexia nervosa and muscle dysmorphia. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47, 189-195. doi:10.1002/eat.22220
  20. Murray, S. B., Griffiths, S., Rieger, E., & Touyz, S. (2013). A comparison of compulsive exercise in male and female presentations of anorexia nervosa. What’s the difference? Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice, 2, 65-70. doi:10.1080/21662630.2013.839189
  21. Griffiths, S., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. (2013). Drive for muscularity and muscularity-oriented disordered eating in men: The role of set shifting difficulties and weak central coherence. Body Image, 10, 636-639. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2013.04.002
  22. Griffiths, S., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. (2013). Disordered eating and the muscular ideal. Journal of Eating Disorders. doi:10.1186/2050-2974-1-15
  23. White, D., Szabo, M., Tiliopoulos, N., Rhodes, P., & Griffiths, S. (2016). Look Up in the Sky: Latent Content Analysis of the Real Life Superhero Community. The Qualitative Report, 21, 178-195.

Conference presentations

  1. Griffiths, S., Mond, J. M., Zhicheng, L., Gunatilake, S., Murray, S. B., Sheffield, J., Touyz, S. (2015). Self-stigma of seeking help and being male predict an increased likelihood of having an undiagnosed eating disorder. 13th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders, 21-22 August, Gold Coast, Australia.
  2. Griffiths, S. (2015). Boys and body image. The Young Men’s Health Forum, 12 June, Sydney, Australia.
  3. Griffiths, S., Mond, J. M., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. (2014). "Just pull yourself together": The prevalence and adverse associations of stigmatisation in people with eating disorders. 49th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, 30 September – 3 October, Hobart, Tasmania.
  4. Griffiths, S., Mond, J. M., Murray, S. B., Thornton, C., & Touyz, S. (2014) "Viva la resistance": Stigma resistance is a promising new weapon in the fight against eating disorder stigmatization. 12th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders, 22-23 August, Fremantle, Australia.
  5. Griffiths, S., Mond, J. M., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. (2014) "Just pull yourself together": The prevalence and adverse associations of stigmatization in people with eating disorders. 12th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders, 22-23 August, Fremantle, Australia.
  6. Mond, J. M., Griffiths, S., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. (2014). Young peoples' disordered eating and their admiration for people with anorexia nervosa and muscle dysmorphia. Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference, May 26-27, Gold Coast, Australia.
  7. Griffiths, S., Mond, J. M., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. Young peoples' attitudes and beliefs about anorexia nervosa and muscle dysmorphia. (2014). 21st International Conference on Eating Disorders, 27-29 March, New York, United States of America.
  8. Griffiths, S., Mond, J. M., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. Sex differences in the links between disordered eating and admiration for people with anorexia nervosa and muscle dysmorphia. (2014). 3rd Eating Disorders International Conference, 13-15 March, London, United Kingdom
  9. Griffiths, S., Mond, J. M., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. Stigmatization of anorexia nervosa and muscle dysmorphia. (2013). 6th Annual Sydney Postgraduate Psychology Conference, 20 November, Sydney, Australia.
  10. Griffiths, S., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. (2013). Toward a framework of muscularity-oriented disordered eating. 11th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders, 23-24 August, Melbourne, Australia.
  11. Griffiths, S., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. (2013). Drive for muscularity and muscularity-oriented disordered eating in men: The role of set shifting difficulties and weak central coherence. 11th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders, 23-24 August, Melbourne, Australia. *Awarded best presentation at ANZAED 2013 by an early career researcher
  12. Griffiths, S., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. (2013). An introduction to muscularity-oriented disordered eating. 1st Annual PsychFest, 26 July, Sydney, Australia.
  13. Griffiths, S., Murray, S. B., & Touyz, S. (2012). Information processing biases in men with muscle dysmorphia and anorexia nervosa. 5th Annual Sydney Postgraduate Psychology Conference, 21 November, Sydney, Australia.

Invited talks

  1. Griffiths, S. [Keynote]. (2015) Breakfast of champions: Steroids and the men who use them. 2nd annual Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference, 18-19 May, Gold Coast, Australia.
  2. Griffiths, S. (2014). The new frontier in male body image and eating disorders. 1st Commonwealth Science Conference, 25-28 November, Bangalore, India.
  3. Griffiths, S. (2014). Expert panel on body image. Youth Health Forum on Body Image at Westmead Children's Hospital. August 6, Sydney, Australia.
  4. Griffiths, S. (2013). "Less of a man": Stigma, masculinity, and the male experience of eating disorders. Guest lecture for the Masters of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health (MHSSH), Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia, 23 October.
  5. Griffiths, S. (2013). Men, muscles and masculinity: The general practitioner and the male experience of body dissatisfaction. Connecting Minds: 2013 Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for Psychological Medicine, 14-15 September, Melbourne, Australia.

Workshops

  1. Griffiths, S. "Breakfast of champions": Inconvenient truths about steroids and the men who use them. (2014). 12th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders, 22-22 August, Fremantle, Australia.
  2. Griffiths, S., Murray, S. B., Touyz, S., Hay, P., & Weltzin, T. Males with eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, muscle dysmorphia and everything in-between. (2014). 21st International Conference on Eating Disorders, 27-29 March, New York, United States of America.

 
 

Awards and scholarships

  1. University of Sydney School of Psychology Publication Prize (2015)
  2. Australian Academy of Science, Australian Representative for the Inaugural Commonwealth Science Conference (2014)
  3. Kath O'Neill Scholarship (Grant-in-Aid) (2014)
  4. R and M Bentwich Scholarship in Science (Grant-in-Aid) (2014)
  5. University of Sydney School of Psychology Publication Prize (2014)
  6. ANZAED Peter Beumont Young Investigator Award (2013)
  7. Campbell Perry International Research Scholarship (2013)
  8. Sydney University Top-up Scholarship (2012)
  9. Australian Postgraduate Award (2012)

 
 

Media

  1. "'You look great - have you lost weight?' Is it ever a compliment?" Radio interview w/ Natasha Mitchell for ABC Life Matters. July 24, 2015. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/27you-look-great---have-you-lost-weight3f27-is-it-ever-a-com/6640688
  2. “Rise of the ripped” – Print interview w/ Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore for Aeon Magazine. June 15, 2015. http://aeon.co/magazine/culture/why-has-buff-become-best-for-men/
  3. "Australia warns on dangers of steroids" - TV interview w/ Imogen Brennan for Al Jazeera English. June 10, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WMazkQ8EbM
  4. "Young Queensland bodybuilders suffering muscle dysmorphia" - Print interview w/ Jackie Sinnerton for The Courier Mail. March 8, 2015. http://www.couriermail.com.au/lifestyle/health/young-queensland-bodybuilders-suffering-muscle-dysmorphia/story-fnihoylo-1227252719655
  5. "Steroid seizures on track for rise" - Print interview w/ Jorge Branco for the Brisbane Times. March 2, 2015. http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/steroid-seizures-on-track-for-rise-20150301-13s3jm.html
  6. "Steroid use rising, say bikie police" - Print interview w/ Jorge Branco for the Brisbane Times. February 6, 2015. http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/steroid-use-rising-say-bikie-police-20150205-137amm.html
  7. "What to do if your child wants to lift weights" - Print interview w/ Fiona Baker for Body&Soul. January 21, 2015. http://mums.bodyandsoul.com.au/kids+health/health/what+to+do+if+your+child+wants+to+lift+weights,34627
  8. "The ugly truth" - Print interview w/ Kellie Scott for Mx News. January 21, 2015.
  9. "Not everyone is beautiful" - The Conversation, SBS Insight & Mamamia. January 19, 2015. https://theconversation.com/profiles/scott-griffiths-108190/dashboard# http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/01/19/not-everyone-beautiful
  10. "Redfern gym ditches mirrors, music and TV" - Print interview w/ Lucy Cormack for the Sydney Morning Herald. January 7, 2015
  11. "The Bro-tox effect" - Cover story for the Hornsby Advocate. December 4, 2014.
  12. "Steroid use - should we be quick to judge?" - Radio interview w/ Mick Radojkovic for 2SER FM 107.3
  13. "Who exactly are using steroids?" - Radio interview w/ Tracey Holmes for ABC News Radio. September 3, 2014.
  14. "Scapegoating steroids won't make for a safer night out" - The Conversation. September 2, 2014. https://theconversation.com/scapegoating-steroids-wont-make-for-a-safer-night-out-31062
  15. "Queensland beefs up steroid laws after drastic rise in seizures" - Radio interview w/ Robert mailer for ABC Radio Queensland. August 27, 2014.
  16. "More males suffering from eating disorders: Special report" - Print interview w/ Cydonee Mardon for the Ilawarra Mercury. August 5, 2014. http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/2463721/more-males-suffering-from-eating-disorders-special-report/
  17. "Men suffering eating disorders are on the rise" - TV interview w/ Andrew O'Keefe and Monique Right for Weekend Sunrise on Channel 7. June 21, 2014. https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/24288577/men-suffering-eating-disorders-on-the-rise/
  18. "How needles are becoming gym equipment" - Print interview w/ Jill Margo for the Australian Financial Review. June 18, 2014. http://www.afr.com/p/business/healthcare2-0/how_needles_are_becoming_gym_equipment_GEAdCdDY7REURqDPn4stfO
  19. Men's Health Week - Q&A hosted by the Butterfly Foundation about men with eating disorders. June 12, 2014.
  20. "Professional Q&A on workout anxiety" - Print interview w/ Julie Stewart for Men's Health magazine, May edition. April 10, 2014.
  21. "Exercise addiction" - Television interview w/ Andy Park for The Feed on SBS. March 26, 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne4pJ9QZQMM
  22. "Steroid use, muscle dysmorphia and reverse anorexia" - Radio interview w/ Steve Martin on ABC Ballarat 107.9FM. March 11, 2014.
  23. "Bigorexia: steroids, men and muscle dysmorphia" - Radio interview w/ Natasha Mitchell on ABC Life Matters. March 3rd, 2014. Audio available here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/27bigorexia273a-steroids2c-men-and-muscle-dysmorphia/5288310
  24. "Roid rage and muscle dysmorphia" - Radio interview w/ Luke Hedge on EastSide 89.7FM. January 14, 2014.
  25. "Scapegoating steroids is harmful" - University of Sydney homepage. January 13, 2014.
    http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newscategoryid=2&newsstoryid=12889&utm_source=console&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=cws
  26. "Muscle dysmorphia and male body image" - Radio interview w/ Glen Wheeler on Sydney 2GB 873AM. January 10, 2014.
  27. "Body sculpting dangers" - Channel 7 Today Tonight. December 10, 2013.
    http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/video/watch/20251920/body-sculpting-dangers/
  28. AED Tweetchat: "Muscle dysmorphia and muscularity-oriented disordered eating". November 13, 2013.
    http://storify.com/aedweb/aedchat-muscle-dysmorphia-and-muscularity-oriente
  29. "Bigorexia and the perfect man" - triple j Hack feature story & radio interview with Tom Tilly. September 26, 2013. http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hack/stories/s3857234.htm
    https://soundcloud.com/triple-j-hack/hack-feature-male-body-image
  30. "Bigorexia and male eating disorders" - Radio interview w/ Saskia Edwards @ 4ZZZ Brisbane 102.1 FM. April 7, 2013. http://www.4zzzfm.org.au/

 
 

Reviewer

  1. Journal of Eating Disorders
  2. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry
  3. Body Image
  4. Journal of Mental Health
  5. Behavioral Medicine
  6. Journal of Adolescence
  7. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  8. Australian Journal of Psychology
  9. Spanish Journal of Psychology
  10. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine
  11. General Hospital Psychiatry