Sophie Dahlenburg

Sophie Dahlenburg

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. I am currently teaching into the Online Graduate Diploma in Psychology. I also work as a researcher at the Borderline Personality Disorder Collaborative. My research interests lie in the area of life body image/eating disorders and how they interact with sexual orientation, and personality disorders.

My PhD thesis considered the complex relationship of body image and sexual orientation, with the focus on lesbian women. This PhD was undertaken from the University of South Australia, and was supervised by Professor David Gleaves, A/Professor Amanda Hutchinson, A/Professor Phil Kavanagh, and A/Professor Elizabeth Reiger .

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Dotan, A., Bachner-Melman, R., & Dahlenburg, S. C. (2021). Sexual orientation and disordered eating in women: a meta-analysis. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 26(1), 13-25.
    DOI WoS10 Europe PMC7
    2021 Dahlenburg, S. C., Hutchinson, A. D., & Gleaves, D. H. (2021). How coming out and community involvement affects body image: An in-depth examination of lesbian women’s personal experiences. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 25(4), 356-376.
    DOI
    2020 Dahlenburg, S. C., Gleaves, D. H., Hutchinson, A. D., & Coro, D. G. (2020). Body image disturbance and sexual orientation: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Body Image, 35, 126-141.
    DOI
    2019 Dahlenburg, S. C., Norris, S. C., Gleaves, D. H., & Hutchinson, A. D. (2019). Treatment outcome research of enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy for eating disorders: a systematic review with narrative and meta-analytic synthesis. Eating Disorders, 27(5), 482-502.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC3
    2019 Dahlenburg, S. C., Gleaves, D. H., & Hutchinson, A. D. (2019). Anorexia nervosa and perfectionism: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 52(3), 219-229.
    DOI Scopus40 WoS37 Europe PMC13
    2019 Coro, D., Hutchinson, A., Dahlenburg, S., Banks, S., & Coates, A. (2019). The relationship between diet and cognitive function in adult cancer survivors: a systematic review. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 13(5), 773-791.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7 Europe PMC5
  • Book Chapters

  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Stepped care model for people with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder Collaborative Australia
    2019 - ongoing Sexual Orientation and Body Image Disturbance American Psychological Society United States

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