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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    Understanding motivation to change in people with eating disorders

    Princess Kamange
    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 contributes to the change and recovery process.

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

    Becca Neill
    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

    Jessica Steele
    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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    Service user experiences of young people with EDs and their parents

    Oana Mitrofan, Tamsin Ford and Beat
    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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    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.

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    Values and beliefs and the influence of perfectionism and impulsivity

    Taiwo Adeeyo
    University of Hertfordshire

    The purpose of this study is to explore the values and beliefs of individuals with eating disorders. Additionally the aim is to also gain insight of how these individuals feel about given situations.

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    Dentists' experience of working with young people with an ED

    Alex Heginbottom
    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

    Anna Lose
    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

    Matthew Stiff
    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.

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    Behavioural control in eating disorders

    Savani Bartholdy
    Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN)

    This study is looking at how the ability to control your own behaviour differs between Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder.