Our Mission Statement

The Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) is the peak body representing and supporting the activities of all professionals working in the field of eating disorders and related issues in prevention, treatment and research.

Our goals are to

  • integrate expertise; 
  • facilitate communication and generate, disseminate and encourage evidence-based knowledge and practice;
  • recognise excellence; 
  • promote understanding; and 
  • advocate on behalf of those living with, and those working in, the eating disorders field. 

What we do

ANZAED aims to provide opportunities for collegial interaction, sharing of knowledge and resources, networking and advocacy roles to support researchers, clinicians and others working in the area of Eating Disorders.


ANZAED is an incorporated not-for-profit association, run by an Executive Committee on behalf of its members. Annual General Meetings are held each year at the August annual conference.

ANZAED works to address the large number of complex issues in Eating Disorders at social, community and individual levels. ANZAED holds an invited position on the steering committee of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration in Australia and works with partner international organisations, notably our partner organisation the international Academy of Eating Disorders (AED).

ANZAED has members from all professional disciplines in New Zealand and all states and territories of Australia. Our services are open to members and non-members.

ANZAED Membership
Other Member Services:
  • Discounted workshops
  • Regular newsletter
  • Employment Advertising Service on the ANZAED website
  • A noticeboard for research news and requests for research participation

If you would like to post some information on our website or newsletter, please submit your request here.

ANZAED’s first Patron is Ms Kate Carnell AO (2017- ).

Ms Carnell is a leading Australian business administrator……  read more