Below are research projects that are being undertaken by ANZAED members.  Each projects has ethics permission granted from the appropriate institution

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Seeking participants for my research project investigating how invalidating emotional experiences in childhood impact on binge eating in adulthood.

​My name is Kerri Lewis.  I am a 4th year Psychology Honours student at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. I am currently seeking participants for my research project investigating how invalidating emotional experiences in childhood impact on binge eating in adulthood. We hope to explore these factors across the full spectrum of experience, so we encourage participation whether or not you have ever had issues with binge eating. You must be over 18 years of age. If you would like to participate within this study, please access the survey at the link below. The survey should take approximately 40-50 minutes to complete. All responses are completely anonymous and confidential. If you would like to participate in this study, please follow the below link to complete the anonymous online survey:
I would also greatly appreciate it if you could forward this advert and survey link to your friends, family members, and colleagues, as I am hoping to reach as many people as possible to participate within this study. Thank you for your assistance and consideration.

If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact me via email at or you may contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Roslyn Galligan of the Faculty of Health, Arts, and Design at

Study completes 10th January 2019.

Understanding the neural mechanisms of Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX) pharmacotherapy in Binge‐Eating Disorder

Researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Westmead Hospital and The University of Sydney are conducting a clinical trial investigating how the medication LDX works to reduce binge-eating symptoms.

We are looking for participants who are:

  • Aged 18-40
  • Have moderate to severe Binge-Eating Disorder, as assessed by a clinician at Westmead Hospital
  • Have a Body Mass Index of 20-45kg/m2

Please click here for additional details.  The Chief Investigators of this project are A/Prof Michael Kohn and Dr Kristi Griffiths.

To register your interest, contact Jenny Yang:
Phone: 02 8627 3321

This study has been approved by the Western Sydney Local Health District Human Research Ethics Committee HREC/17/WMEAD/490. Research Office, Level 2, REN Building, Westmead Hospital, Hawkesbury & Darcy Roads, Westmead NSW 2145. Phone 02 8890 9007 Email

Study closes 31 July, 2019

Study Title: Recovery and treatment experiences among people with eating disorders
Research Team: Dr Janette Simmonds (Primary researcher/advisor), Capella Meurer (student researcher/PhD candidate), Dr Tristan Snell (associate supervisor)
Institution: Monash University
Ethics approval number: CF16/2161-2016001050 from MUHREC (Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee), Executive Officer, MUHREC, Room 111, Building 3e, Research Office, Monash University VIC 3800
Tel:  9905 2052              Email:
Date of project commencement: Oct 5, 2016Date of completion: End of interviews October 2018 (tentatively); End of research/PhD, April  2020

Description of Project: This research examines the experiences of treatment and recovery among people with eating disorders through qualitative methods. It seeks to understand what has helped them to live in recovery and what has hindered them. The research is aimed at improving treatment outcomes for people with eating disorders by building an understanding of the lived experience of people who have undergone treatment, as their voices are often left out of the treatment analysis.

An online focus group (OFG) has already been conducted with group of seven participants. This next study is built on the data from the OFG. It will be a series of individual interviews commencing June 2018. Data from the OFG has been used to inform the development of the questions that will be asked in the interviews.


Contact Details: Capella Meurer: 0416 986 884 (not to be provided to participants),  Dr Janette Simmonds,9905 2902,

Seeking Social workers

This study invites social workers working in the field of eating disorders to reflect upon their knowledge, training, skills and resources to assist male clients. This research will provide an opportunity for social workers to share their valuable insights, which we believe are essential to enhancing services for this clientele, particularly considering the limited research in this area. As professionals working in this field often experience feelings of frustration, contributing to a study that indicates effective knowledge, training, skills and resources could positively inform future practice and research. Participants will complete a 20-minute online survey containing both multiple choice and open-ended questions.


At the end of the survey, the interviewees will be invited to participate in a voluntary follow-up telephone interview. If they agree, they will be asked to provide their preferred form of contact for the researchers to arrange a time that best suits them. Only the researchers of this project will have access to unpublished data. The collected data will be stored on a password-protected drive held by Monash University for seven years before being destroyed, with this period adhering to the recommendation of the body governing academic research.

Participant Information

​Ethics Approval The Monash Human Research Ethics Committee approved this study on 14/05/2018. Reference number: #12348 Please see the Ethics Approval Certificate Below
Closing Date of Study 15/08/2018

The Eating Behaviour Project

Researchers at Griffith University are currently seeking participants for the following study: An Investigation into Eating Behaviour.


Participants aged 18 and over are welcome to provide information about their eating behaviours and personality characteristics. Participation will take between 30-45 minutes. If you’re interested in participating or would like more information, please click here for additional details.

To preserve your privacy and right to confidentiality, and the privacy of others, we recommend that you send any inquiries directly to the research team:

Aimee Maxwell (B Psych Hons)
PhD Candidate Clinical Psychology
School of Applied Psychology

A Critical Analysis of the Current Victorian Models of Service Delivery in Eating Disorders: The Clinicians Perspective

To gain a better understanding of the clinician’s perspective of service delivery for people with eating disorders, researchers at Deakin University want to speak with and interview Victorian public mental health clinicians who have worked with people experiencing eating disorders.


The interview would take approximately 40 minutes and would focus particularly on the following;
·       What resources are needed in order for you to do your job well?
·       What support is available to you? What parts of the service worked well?
·       What areas could be improved?

If you are interested in participating in a one off interview to tell us about your experience of providing services for people with eating disorders in Victoria, please contact Genevieve Pepin for more information.

Genevieve Pepin
Phone: 5227 8462

Mood States in Eating Disorders

Researchers at the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital are investigating mood symptoms and other psychological features in people with an Eating Disorder. Volunteers are wanted to complete an online questionnaire regarding their diagnosis, physical health, and other psychological factors.


Any adult with a diagnosed eating disorder who is not currently pregnant is welcome to participate.

The study will take approximately 1 hour and is completely anonymous. You can enter the site through this link:

For more information or interest in similar studies, please contact Claire McAulay at 9351 0804, or Stephen Touyz (primary supervisor) at

HREC Number 2018/105. Complaints may be directed to The Manager, Ethics Administration, University of Sydney.
T: +61 2 8627 8176; E:; F: +61 2 8627 8177.

​Study end date: June 2019