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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    Service use 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.

  • Mirror checking behavior and eating disorder characteristics

    Emma Walpole
    Cardiff Metropolitan University

    The research aims to examine the differences reported in mirror checking behaviour and eating disorder characteristics in a non-clinical sample of women in comparison with a sample of women who report high levels of eating disorder characteristics.

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    Recovery from eating disorders: experiences of young people & families

    Pamela Castro and Nina Gotua and Dr Amy Harrison
    Regent's University, London

    The research aims to explore through interview the thoughts and experiences of young people who have recovered from an eating disorder, to better understand what helped and what their recovery experience has been like.

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    Development of questionnaire/clinical tool - Schema Mode Inventory

    Dr Susan Simpson
    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'.