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 and other researchers to 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 note: Some people can find participating in research to be a triggering experience. If you are at all concerned about this please make sure to read each study's information sheet carefully and to get in contact with the researcher to ask them any questions you might have about participation. Also please feel free to discuss any concerns with others close to you and perhaps a healthcare professional if you are currently receiving treatment, before deciding whether or not to take part. Your health and wellbeing should be the top priority.

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

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    How should we talk about eating disorders? A 'Delphi' consensus study

    Joanna Rachel Doley
    La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

    An online questionnaire about ways to talk about eating disorders in community settings.

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    Processing and regulation of emotions and inhibition in people with ED

    Dr Laura Vuillier
    University of Cambridge

    In order to support people with ED, it is important to understand the brain mechanisms that may play a role in their emergence and maintenance. This project examines the neural bases of emotion processing, regulation and impulsivity in Bulimia Nervosa.

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    Eating disorders and coping with negative life events

    Dr Alison Bacon
    University of Plymouth

    In order to support people with ED, it is important to understand the psychological factors which can play a part in their development. This study specifically examines the possible links between coping with negative life events and experiences of ED.

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    Psychological Factors Associated with Eating

    Sarah-Jane Elliffe
    Trinity College, Dublin

    This research aims to gain information that might help improve treatment and prevention programmes for people who experience disordered eating.

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    Exploring the experience of an anorexic voice in anorexia nervosa

    Dr Kay Gant
    University of Manchester

    The ‘anorexic voice’ refers to the way people with anorexia have described experiencing their inner thoughts and feelings. This study tests a new questionnaire to help us understand more about the anorexic voice and how this is important.

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    Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Imaging in Anorexia Nervosa

    Dr Jessica McClelland et. al.
    Kings College London

    A randomised control trial of 20 sessions of real versus sham (placebo) repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in anorexia nervosa, combined with pre and post treatment neuroimaging techniques.

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    Increasing accessibility to treatment for young people with Bulimia

    Catherine Stewart and Beat
    South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust/Kings College London

    There is concern that it is hard for young people to seek help for symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa (BN). This study seeks to use focus groups to elicit views of young people on how NHS services can be more readily accessible to this group.

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    Seeking Help in General Practice for People with Eating Disorders

    Sue Shortland
    Birmingham City University

    This grounded theory study aims to increase understanding of the experiences of people with eating disorders when seeking help in general practice.

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    To go or not to go - brain training

    Robert Turton and Dr Bruno Palazzo Nazar
    King's College London

    The question is… How do habits influence eating choices and behaviour? Can a therapeutic game help to coach you to gain control over them?

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    Exploring Men’s Experiences of the Development of an Eating Disorder

    Marc Deeming
    Universities of Coventry and Warwick (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology)

    The research is looking to explore men’s experience of the development of an eating disorder. In addition the study is interested in looking at the part that an eating disorder plays in a mans life and what things may maintain an eating disorder in men.