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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Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology are seeking participants with a current or past diagnosis of anorexia nervosa, and healthy participants without a diagnosis of an eating disorder to take part in research investigating flexible thinking

Participation will involve an interview, the completion of surveys and a computer-based task at Swinburne University of Technology. Participants will be reimbursed $25 for their participation. This research is looking for females with a current diagnosis of anorexia nervosa to participate.

We are also inviting females who have recovered from anorexia nervosa and healthy females without an eating disorder to participate.

Eligibility criteria*:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Female
  • Fluent in English

*Other eligibility criteria apply

Contact Stephanie Miles via email for further information
Flyer available here

Are you 18-25 and living in Australia? Do you worry about a number on the scale, or feel self-conscious about the shape of your body
Reel2Real is a new online program designed to help people feel better about their bodies and about themselves by giving them the tools to think differently about social media. You’ll use quizzes, storyboards, videos, and other interactive content to help you figure out what healthy social media use looks like for you and how to make it work for you!

Why Reel2Real?Social media is a highlight reel of life, not real life. People often edit their photos and post things to put their best foot forward. You might be aware of this already, and that’s great – but Reel2Real isn’t just about teaching you that people edit their photos, it’s designed to give you the tools you need to use social media in a way that’s helpful for you!

Reel2Real is interactive, and you can take part in a way that suits you. There are quizzes, videos, and challenges in each part of the program that are designed to improve your mood, and the way you see your body.

Reel2Real is confidential, and free to complete. For more information, head to or

*Reel2Real has been developed by members of ANZAED and the AED*​

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 HEREfor 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

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:  03 9905 2052
Date of project commencement: Oct 5, 2016
Date 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:
Dr Janette Simmonds,9905

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. 

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 or 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