2018 Lifetime Achievement Award
The ANZAED 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Field of Eating Disorders was presented to Susan Paxton. Susan Paxton is Professor Emeritus in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University. In her distinguished career as a clinical psychologist and academic, Susan has made an exceptional contribution to theoretical and applied eating disorders research, spanning from prevention to intervention, using self-help and group therapy approaches, and has investigated theoretical models of risk and development of bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, disordered eating, and body dissatisfaction across the lifespan. Susan has published 186 papers in peer review and received the Academy for Eating Disorders Leadership Award for Research in 2013. She has also supported the development of the next generation of researchers in the field, having supervised 39 PhD/ Psychology Doctorate students. Susan is highly regarded as an expert in body image and eating disorders, having participated in state and federal advisory committees, steering committees such as the National Eating Disorder Collaboration (2011-2018), and as Chair of expert advisory panels. Susan has also contributed as President (2004-2007) and Secretary (2013-2017) of ANZAED and President of the Academy for Eating Disorders (2009-2010).