Holly Dean

PhD student, Associate Lecturer

Current Research

My current PhD project explores cosmetic surgery specifically on TikTok. More specifically, it looks at how the increasing immediacy and accessibility of cosmetic surgery echoes, and has been facilitated by, the immediacy and accessibility of social media platforms; how the affordances of TikTok in terms of trends contribute to speeding up the perceived need and immediacy of cosmetic surgery; and the relationship between the aesthetic dynamics of the platform and material bodily cosmetic surgery trends.