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 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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    To go or not to go - brain training

    Author:
    Robert Turton and Dr Bruno Palazzo Nazar
    Affiliation:
    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 relationships between rigid thinking, eating habits and mood

    Author:
    Rebecca Budge
    Affiliation:
    Bournemouth University

    Rigid thinking is frequently seen in individuals with eating disorders. This online study is interested in understanding how mood and eating behaviours interact to influence thinking style.

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    Understanding motivation to change in people with eating disorders

    Author:
    Princess Kamange
    Affiliation:
    Bournemouth University (Studying MSc Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology)

    Motivation to change is an important step that contributes to recovery. The study aims to understand motivation for change in people with eating disorders, by looking at motivational factors that contribute to the change and recovery process.

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    A Comparison of Pro-eating disorder & Pro-recovery Website Viewership

    Author:
    Becca Neill
    Affiliation:
    University of Edinburgh

    This study aims to investigate differing levels of body dissatisfaction in viewers of pro-eating disorder and pro-recovery websites. Individual differences in body dissatisfaction, attachment and social comparison are evaluated using online questionnaire.

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    Your experiences of Binge Eating Disorder and its treatment

    Author:
    Jessica Steele
    Affiliation:
    University of East London

    This study is interested in the lived experience of individuals with binge eating disorder, without compensatory behaviour (such as purging or excessive exercising) and of their experiences of support and treatment.

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

    Author:
    Marc Deeming
    Affiliation:
    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.

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    Service user experiences of young people with EDs and their parents

    Author:
    Oana Mitrofan, Tamsin Ford and Beat
    Affiliation:
    University of Exeter and Beat

    We are interested in understanding people’s experiences of using different kinds of health care services for young people with eating disorders. We would like to hear from people who have had an eating disorder and/or their parents/carers.

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    Dentists' experience of working with young people with an ED

    Author:
    Alex Heginbottom
    Affiliation:
    University of Northampton

    Eating disorders (EDs) have great effect on a child/young person’s (CYP) dental health. This study aims to interview dentists about working with CYP with EDs to identify the effectiveness of current training/practice.

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    Your experience of yoga and how it has related to your eating disorder

    Author:
    Anna Lose
    Affiliation:
    University of East London (Doctorate of Clinical Psychology student)

    This study aims to explore women’s experiences of yoga practice in relation to their eating disorders, in order to identify potential components of yoga that people may find more or less helpful.

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    Men's lived experience of binge eating and compensatory behaviours

    Author:
    Matthew Stiff
    Affiliation:
    City University, London

    This study uses semi-structured interviews to investigate the thoughts, feelings and experiences of men who currently/have in the past experienced binge eating and compensatory behaviours such as purging, dieting or excessive exercise.