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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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Research Participation | Road testing a guide to finding a therapist for the treatment of an eating disorder

What is the study about?
A team of researchers and consumers have developed a checklist that can help consumers navigate the process of establishing the suitability of potential private treatment providers.

Who can participate?
We wish to obtain feedback from consumers with an eating disorder, or family members involved in treatment, or treatment providers, who would be willing to comment on a preliminary version of the checklist. Feedback will be used in the ongoing development of the checklist. 

What will I be asked to do?
The survey will ask you to provide demographic information and then get you to rate each item in the checklist for suitability. The online survey will ask open questions such as “What is the most/least helpful aspect(s) of the checklist?” and should take no more than 20 minutes to complete.

How can I participate?
Please press control and click on this link: https://qualtrics.flinders.edu.au/jfe/form/SV_0fxIsj09LVLCorH

If you have further questions, please contact Professor Tracey Wade at tracey.wade@flinders.edu.au.

Body image concerns are a serious problem for young people of any gender

Body image concerns are a serious problem for many young people. I am Media Smart is a research trial of two versions of Media Smart Online, a fully confidential program found to help people both with body image concerns as well as those already showing signs of an eating disorder. The trial is open to 13-25 year-olds of any gender from Australia.

We know time is precious. As an appreciation of your time, a $30 voucher will be emailed to participants who complete all surveys.
Click here to participate: https://mediasmart.flinders.edu.au/questions.php

InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders is working with James Lind Alliance from the UK to establish consensus around the Top 10 Eating Disorder research and translation priorities for Australia.

Calling all researchers! Do you have an opinion on what the top research and translation priorities are for eating disorders in Australia? Your voice matters! For more information – and to participate – click the link below to take the 10-minute priority setting survey. https://www.edtop10.com.au

Questions? Email Insideout.research@sydney.edu.au

For support, call the national eating disorder helpline on 1800 ED HOPE (1800 33 4673). Ethics approval: Sydney Local Health District HREC (Protocol No. X20-0339). Telephone: (02) 9515 7035. Email: SLHD-RPAEthics@health.nsw.gov.au

Study on the Impact of Videoconferencing (For people aged 18 and over and are fluent in English)

Melbourne University wants to find out about the relationships of videoconferencing (e.g. Zoom) for work/study and social purposes, and appearance and work/study performance.

Provide your insight by taking a 20 minute survey and 3 follow-up surveys to be entered into the draw to win an iTunes voucher.

Find out more and sign up here: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/j5ej

The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on People with Eating Disorders in Australia. If you are living with an eating disorder through the COVID-19 outbreak – we need your insights! 

InsideOut is conducting an online survey to better understand how people living with an eating disorder are coping with this global pandemic. Our way of life has changed dramatically, and for people with an eating disorder there are many unique challenges. These potentially include social isolation, hoarding, and an increased focus on hygiene, which can be extremely triggering. 

If you are 16 years or over, help us to understand what it has been like for you, by completing the survey at EDstudy.com.au

Questions? Email insideout.research@sydney.edu.au. If you feel distressed at any time, please call 1800 ED HOPE (1 800 33 4673).

Seeking dietitians to participate in study on oral health practice

This study aims to explore the oral health behaviours of individuals with an eating disorder in addition to exploring the current role and experiences of dietitians in oral health promotion and prevention in clinical practice.

Participation will involve completing a 15-20 minute online/hardcopy questionnaire to explore your knowledge, attitudes and practices in relation to oral health promotion. The invaluable information you provide will assist in understanding the current practice of dietitians in this clinical area and help inform the development of future resources and training programs.

Participation is voluntary.If you would like to participate in the questionnaire, please contact: Tiffany Patterson Norrie (Dietitian, PhD student) M|0402370766  E| 17802808@student.westernsydney.edu.au OR please access the information sheet and click here for commencing the survey.