The ANZAED 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards in the Field of Eating Disorders will be presented to Christine Morgan & Claire Diffey.
Christine worked for 25 years working in company law and was Company Secretary / General Counsel for a number of public listed companies, and Executive General Manager Business Strategy for Telstra, before moving to the not-for-profit sector. She moved to the position of General Manager at Wesley Mission over portfolios including community services, health, corporate services and fundraising and then became CEO of Eating Disorders Foundation of NSW. In 2009, Christine was appointed CEO of the Butterfly Foundation and joined the Board of Directors in 2013, positions she held until 2019. During this time, Christine also held the position of National Director of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration.
Claire commenced her career in mental health as a mental health nurse in public mental health. She was instrumental in introducing a family centred approach to child and youth mental health, implementing reflective practice and single session work with families. Claire commenced at CEED in 2007 and become its Manager in 2008 and has continued in that role until her recent retirement in June 2019. In her role as Manager, Claire ensured ongoing project funding to implement novel treatments like multi-family therapy for adolescent anorexia nervosa and Collaborative Carer Skills Workshops; the engagement and roll-out of evidence based treatment training for headspace centres and has been an innovator and advocate for integrating carer lived experience workforce at all levels of the eating disorders system of care.