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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    Development of questionnaire/clinical tool - Schema Mode Inventory

    Author:
    Dr Susan Simpson
    Affiliation:
    University of South Australia

    This study has been designed to help develop a new questionnaire, which is hoped will become a useful clinical tool in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders - 'The Schema Mode Inventory for Eating Disorders'.

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    Responding to Media Representations of Eating Disorders

    Author:
    Dr Su Holmes and Dr Sarah Godfrey
    Affiliation:
    University of East Anglia (UEA)

    This study aims to explore how people with experience of an eating disorder view media images of their problem, whether across film, TV, the internet, press, magazines or books.

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    The role of gender in the treatment of eating disorders

    Author:
    Dr Su Holmes and Dr Sarah Godfrey
    Affiliation:
    University of East Anglia (UEA)

    This study seeks to explore the significance of gender in terms of how participants perceived/ were encouraged to perceive, the origin of their eating problems.

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    Eating behaviour, exercise and quality of life

    Author:
    Olivia Pontin
    Affiliation:
    University of Chichester

    This survey is looking at the relationships between eating behaviours, exercise and quality of life. It is also investigating how these factors relate to other concepts such as perfectionism, the way you deal with stressful situations.

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    Early Maladaptive schemas and Schema modes for Eating Disorders

    Author:
    Jinyuan (Queenie) Wu
    Affiliation:
    Deakin University, Australia

    The aim of this study is to profile the patterns of specific Early Maladaptive Schemas (EMSs) and Schema Modes (SMs) in ED groups. Gaining insight into the underlying belief system can be critical in the development of clinical assessment and treatment.

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    Satisfaction of Support Groups For Carers and Individuals With EDs

    Author:
    Renee Bannard and Stacey Channing
    Affiliation:
    University of South Wales

    The purpose of this study is to speak to carers and service users about their satisfaction with the support provided to them and what additional information they would like to receive. By doing this, current support groups can be improved.

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    Improving care and therapeutic relationships in the treatment of AN

    Author:
    Dr Sarah Fogarty
    Affiliation:
    University of Western Sydney

    We are conducting a survey to collect vital information about the experiences of the care received in the treatment of AN in Australia and in the United Kingdom. This may contribute to improving AN patients' experience of care.

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    Exploring women’s conversations about their appearance

    Author:
    Stephanie Lewis
    Affiliation:
    University of the West of 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 experience of having a sibling with Anorexia Nervosa

    Author:
    Alice Gibson
    Affiliation:
    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.

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

    Author:
    Jenni Leppanen, Dr Valentina Cardi, Prof Janet Treasure
    Affiliation:
    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?