Participate in Research

Research represents knowledge and understanding so we know how important it is to achieve our vision: to beat eating disorders. You can help us continue to learn more about eating disorders by taking part in research projects.

If you have personal experience of an eating disorder as a sufferer, carer, or professional, you could receive email updates about research opportunities by joining our research database. A Research contact registration form will soon be available to download on this page to enable you to join this database.

Please use the drop down menu below to filter the research projects which are currently recruiting participants.

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    See Me (Scotland) survey on stigma and discrimination

    See Me

    See Me is looking for Young people’s opinions on mental health stigma and discrimination.

  • The experience of having a sibling with Anorexia Nervosa

    Alice Gibson
    Leeds Beckett University

    Currently very little research has been conducted on sibling's experiences of having a brother or sister with Anorexia Nervosa (AN). This study will further explore how siblings' daily roles and activities can be impacted.

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    The use of Goal Based Outcomes in the treatment of eating disorders

    Stephen O'Sullivan
    Anna Freud Centre – University College London

    This research aims to investigate how goals/aims are set and tracked during the therapeutic process from the perspectives of both young people and clinicians.

  • Coping strategies in British Asians

    Poonam Kunti
    De Montfort University, Leicester

    The purpose of this study is to look at how British Asian males and females suffering from eating disorders or symptoms of eating disorders, can be affected through acculturation stress, social support, anxiety and coping strategies.

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    Carers experiences and the access to support in South Wales

    Emily Thomas
    Cardiff Metropolitan University

    The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences of carers (in South Wales) of living and caring for someone who has an eating disorder and to see if there is a consistent pattern of themes from their experiences.

  • Exploring women’s conversations about their appearance

    Stephanie Lewis
    University of West England, Bristol

    This survey is looking at how women of different ages talk about their bodies with others. It also looks to investigate if there are differences between females of different ages in terms of how they view their body and how they feel about their body.

  • The influence of oxytocin on anxiety and social processes in EDs

    Jenni Leppanen, Dr Valentina Cardi, Prof Janet Treasure
    Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London

    Would you like to help us investigate the effects of oxytocin on social and food related anxiety in eating disorders?

  • Computerised training to improve eating disorder symptoms

    Robert Turton
    King's College London, Section of Eating Disorders (PhD student)

    The purpose of this research project is to examine whether short training programmes on computers can help improve core eating disorder symptoms such as social functioning. The researchers also seek feedback on the training as part of the study.

  • Eating Disorders and Real-Life Reading Information Sheets

    Emily Troscianko and Beat
    University of Oxford; Beat

    This page includes the Information sheets for the study 'Eating Disorders and Real Life Reading'.

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    Eating Disorders and Real-Life Reading

    Dr Emily Troscianko; Beat
    University of Oxford and Beat

    This study, run by a researcher at the University of Oxford in partnership with the eating-disorders charity Beat, is investigating the connections between disordered eating and the reading of fiction.