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.

  • Real-life reading: Survey Exit/Completion page - Canada

    Author:
    Dr Emily Troscianko and Beat
    Affiliation:
    University of Oxford; Beat

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    Eating Disorders and Real-Life Reading

    Author:
    Dr Emily Troscianko; Beat
    Affiliation:
    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.

  • Computerised training to improve eating disorder symptoms

    Author:
    Robert Turton
    Affiliation:
    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

    Author:
    Emily Troscianko and Beat
    Affiliation:
    University of Oxford; Beat

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

  • Anorexia Nervosa and improving the perception of body size

    Author:
    Katri Cornelissen
    Affiliation:
    University of Northumbria

    One core feature of AN is that individuals with AN often see themselves as fatter than they actually are. To treat this feature we have designed a training program to recalibrate the concept of what constitutes a normal body size.

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    Expressed Emotion in Carers

    Author:
    Dr Gemma Cherry
    Affiliation:
    University of Liverpool

    Dr Gemma Cherry from the University of Liverpool is currently recruiting carers of people with long-term mental health difficulties to take part in a study looking at factors influencing expressed emotion (a measure of family environment).

  • Early parental relationships, emotions and eating in adulthood

    Author:
    Alexandra Stanbury
    Affiliation:
    University of Birmingham

    We are conducting a study that investigates a person’s relationships with their parents/ caregivers during childhood, how they manage their emotions when they become an adult and the kinds of eating difficulties they may experience.

  • Childhood experiences of women who are currently classified as ‘obese’

    Author:
    Brigid Carley
    Affiliation:
    Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University

    The aim of this research is to explore childhood experiences of women who are currently classified as obese to try to understand the nature of the problem of obesity in relation to personal history or psychological influences.

  • Weight loss experiences from being severely overweight

    Author:
    Carol Cullen
    Affiliation:
    University of Wolverhampton

    The aim of this study is to obtain insight into an individual’s successful weight loss journey from being very overweight. Specifically looking at what helped and what hindered the individual in losing weight.

  • Parents' experience of caring for someone with an ED

    Author:
    Tracy Baines

    Parents and other carers are invited to complete a questionnaire or phone based discussion on their experience of caring for a child with an eating disorder to help inform the writing of a book on this topic