Sarah Nutter

Sarah Nutter
Position
Assistant Professor
Credentials

BA (Wilfrid Laurier), MSc (Calgary), PhD (Calgary)

Contact
Office: MacLaurin A454
Areas of clinical focus
  • Integrative approaches to practice
  • Interpersonal-Process Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychodiagnostic Interviewing and Assessment
  • Group Counselling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Weight-Related Issues
Areas of research interest
  • Weight stigma/bias
  • Body image
  • Eating disorders
  • Social justice

 


 

Dr. Nutter conducts research broadly related to weight-related issues, including weight stigma, body image, and eating disorders. Her primary research focus is on weight stigma and she is especially interested in better understanding sociocultural and ideological influences on weight stigma. Additionally, she is interested in better understanding the influence of weight stigma on health care and the attitudes of health care professionals towards patients with large bodies. Lastly, she is also interested in better understanding the influence of appearance-focused social media use on weight stigma, body image, and eating behaviours.

The following is a list of selected recent publications. A complete list of Dr. Nutter’s publications can be found on her Google Scholar profile.

2020

MacInnis, C. C., Alberga, A. S., Nutter, S., Ellard, J. H., & Russell-Mayhew, S. (2020). Regarding obesity as a disease is associated with lower weight bias among physicians in Canada: A cross sectional survey study. Stigma & Health, 5(1), 114-122 https://doi.org/10.1037/sah0000180

Nutter, S., Russell-Mayhew, S., Ellard, J. H., & Arthur, N. (2020). Reducing unintended harm: Addressing weight bias as a social justice issue in counselling through justice motive theory. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 51(2), 106-114 https://doi.org/10.1037/pro0000279 

Nutter, S., Russell-Mayhew, S., & Saunders, J. F. (2020). Towards a sociocultural model of weight stigma. Eating and Weight Disorders – Studies on Anorexia Bulimia and Obesity, advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-020-00931-6

2019 

Alberga, A. S., Nutter, S., MacInnis, C. C., Ellard, J. H., & Russell-Mayhew, S., (2019). Examining weight bias among practicing Canadian family physicians. Obesity Facts, 12(6), 632-638. https://doi.org/10.1159/000503751

Nutter, S., Ireland, A., Alberga, A. S., Brun, I., Lefebvre, D., Hayden, K. A., & Russell-Mayhew, S. (2019). Weight bias in educational settings: A systematic review. Current Obesity Reports, 8(2), 185-200. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13679-019-00330-8

2018

Nutter, S., Alberga, A. S., MacInnis, C. C., Ellard, J. H., & Russell-Mayhew, S. (2018). Framing obesity a disease: Direct and indirect effects of affect and controllability beliefs on weight bias. International Journal of Obesity, 42(10), 1804-1811. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41366-018-0110-5

Nutter, S., Russell-Mayhew, S., Arthur, N., & Ellard, J. H. (2018). Weight bias and social justice: Implications for education and practice. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 40(3), 213-226. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10447-018-9320-8

Nutter, S., Russell-Mayhew, S., Arthur, N., & Ellard, J. H. (2018). Weight bias as a social justice issue: A call for dialogue. Canadian Psychology, 59(1), 89-99. https://doi.org/10.1037/cap0000125

2016

Alberga, A. S., Pickering, B., Hayden, A., Ball, G., Edwards, A., Jelinski, S., MacKean, G., Nutter, S., Oddie, S., & Sharma, A. M., & Russell-Mayhew, S. (2016). Weight bias reduction in health professionals: A systematic review. Clinical Obesity, 6(3), 175-188. https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12147

Nutter, S., Russell-Mayhew, S., Alberga, A. S., Arthur, N., Kassan, A., Lund, D., Sesma Vazquez, M., & Williams, E. (2016). Positioning of weight bias: Moving towards social justice. Journal of Obesity, 2016, Article 3753650. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/3753650