Research Studies

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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The Lived Experience of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

  • Are you a clinician interested in or currently working in ARFID?
  • Do you want to provide your opinion on treatment for ARFID?
  • Do clients and their families want to provide feedback on their experiences?
  • Do you currently live in Australia?

Researchers at Queensland University of Technology are seeking participants to engage in a 20 minute questionnaire. We are seeking clinicians, those with ARFID and their families, carers and loved ones to participate. See the attached flyer for further details. You can also send the link or flyer to your clients and their families to complete. If they are residing in Australia and over 18.

Study closes 26 April. See Flyer


ScreenED – (Screening for Eating Disorders in Children)

 University Of Melbourne

About this research:

ScreenED: screening for eating disorders in children. A team of Australian researchers are collaborating with stakeholders to develop a screening tool (ScreenED) for the early detection of eating disorders in children. We are inviting young people (aged 16 – 25) with a lived experience of eating disorders during their primary school years, and parents who have cared for a child with an eating disorder to participate in online workshops. Workshop discussions will include early warning signs and input into drafted ScreenED questions.

Contact: Dr Laura Hart on Ph:0383 448 863 or by email

Ethics ID: 27929 (UoM HREC)

Closing Date:Friday 31st May 2024

Apply and Learn More HERE

NZ Research study survey on the support needs of caregivers

Kia ora,

We are currently researching the support needs of caregivers of people with eating disorders residing in Aotearoa. We also seek to explore the experiences caregivers have of such supports and how these supports can be improved.

To capture this information, we are asking caregivers to complete an online, anonymous survey that may take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

You are invited to participate in this study if you are:

  • Are over the age of 18
  • Are or were a caregiver for someone with a diagnosed or suspected eating disorder in Aotearoa
  • Have access to internet
  • Have proficiency in English, such that the participant can provide consent and effectively complete the survey.

Further information about the survey can be found in the attached Participant Information Sheet.

We are aiming to reach as many caregivers here in Aotearoa as possible, so please feel free to disseminate this email throughout your network.

We would be incredibly grateful.

Kind regards,

Rebecca Sinclair

MHSc Student, Auckland University of Technology.

Associate Professor Liesje Donkin & Professor Jason Landon

Closing Date:  31st May 2024

Learn More HERE  

Seeking caregivers of adolescents aged 6-18 in current/recent eating disorder treatment. 

Participants will complete a Qualtrics survey once, requiring approximately 20 minutes HERE

This study evaluates a new measure of strengths and challenges caregivers experience during treatment for their child/adolescent’s eating disorder. A systematic review and Delphi study were conducted to develop the measure, designed to help improve family support. Assessing the Influence of Caregiver Factors on the Delivery of Treatment for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders. 

University of New England, HREC approval HE23-171, exp 19-Dec 2024. Investigator S.A. McCord ( or 02 6773 5031). Supervisors Dr Kylie Rice, Dr Adam Rock. 

Closing Date: 19-12-2024 

Learn More HERE  

CAFTAN Research Study: A new plant-based treatment for Anorexia Nervosa in young persons

The Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, Brain and Mind Centre and the InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders and University of Sydney are joining forces to recruit for an important new research study in young persons that are about to initiate Maudsley Family Based Treatment, to see whether an adjunct plant-based medicine can assist treatment outcomes in anorexia nervosa.

You may be interested in this study if you are a:

  • Young person: 12-18 years living with anorexia nervosa
  • Parent: of a young person experiencing anorexia nervosa
  • Medical Practitioner: monitoring young person with anorexia nervosa
  • Therapist: Delivers Maudsley Family Based Treatment.

For more information click HERE

Midwife/OBGYN Practices around Body Image During Pregnancy

We are recruiting midwives and obstetricians who work with pregnant women within Australia to learn more about current practices regarding body image. If you decide to take part in the research, you would be asked to participate in a one-on-one interview over Microsoft Teams. Your decision to participate is voluntary. If you would like to speak further about my research, please do not hesitate to contact me, Emma Trappett (Student Investigator) on

Principal Investigator/Supervisor and Lecturer: Dr Caroline De Moel-Mandel, La Trobe University,
Ethics Approval: This research has been approved by the LaTrobe University Human Research Ethics Committee HEC 23152
Closing Date: 31/08/2024

Help us to Decode the Drivers of Food Choice

In the last three months, have you felt unable to control what or how much you were eating? If so, we invite you to participate in research aiming to understand the drivers of food choice behaviours. Our study involves completing online surveys, a structured Zoom/telephone interview to confirm your eligibility, an online cognitive task, and face-to-face assessments at the Turner Clinics in Notting Hill, VIC. You will receive $80 in gift cards to thank you for your time. If you are aged 18-60 and live near (or can travel to) the Monash University Clayton campus area, please click on the link to review full study information, and to complete our eligibility survey to register your interest:

Contact: Emily Colton | M: 0404 413 843 | E: 
Institution: Monash University
Closing Date: 31/12/2024