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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A Critical Analysis of the Current Victorian Models of Service Delivery in Eating Disorders: The Clinicians Perspective

We want to hear from Victorian public mental health clinicians who have worked with people experiencing eating disorders to complete a series of brief surveys.

Using information we have obtained from mental health clinicians, carers, ex-service users and previous research, we have developed a pioneering integrated model of eating disorder service delivery for Victoria.  Now we need to know if you think it could work.

The surveys will allow you to decide what are the most important components of eating disorder service delivery, and what are the possible problems with implementing this new model.  After each survey round, we will update and further refine this model to make sure it encompasses what you think is most important.

If you are interested in participating in approximately 3 survey rounds (estimated duration of 20-30 minutes each, plus an additional 15 minutes reading time with the first survey only) that will help us develop and refine a model aimed at enhancing the experience of service delivery for eating disorders in Victoria, please contact Genevieve Pepin for more information – Genevieve Pepin; Phone: 5227 8462; Email:

Participants Required for Anorexia Nervosa Treatment Trial Participants are sought for a treatment trial assessing the effectiveness of non-invasive brain stimulation for people with anorexia nervosa

The purpose of this study is to see whether a type of brain stimulation, called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), helps improve symptoms in people with anorexia nervosa. tDCS involves a low electrical current being administered to your scalp. This is a very common technique that is used for improving symptoms in various conditions, as well as enhancing performance on certain tasks in healthy people. The trial will involve 10 days of tDCS treatment over two weeks, with assessments at different time-points.

To be eligible to participate in this study, you must be:

  • >18yo
  • Female
  • Right-handed; and
  • Have a current diagnosis of anorexia nervosa

Contact Stephanie Miles via email for further information

Mental health nurse capabilities in psychotherapy: An exploratory study

The Southern Cross University would like to invite you to participate in this research project. The aim of the project is to better understand the lived experience of mental health nurses who have qualifications in psychotherapy or counselling.

Research Team: Professor John Hurley; Dr Richard Lakeman; Mr Tom Ryan

Background to the study:

Mental health nurses (MHN) are largely omitted from Medicare funding streams while other disciplines such of occupational therapy and social work are included, alongside psychology and medicine. While we have some understanding of the rates of MHNs practicing psychotherapy and counselling very little is understood about how nurses developed specific capabilities in psychotherapy and/or counselling or indeed how these capabilities have informed their MHN practice. For MHNs to have better access to Medicare funding streams for mental health there is a need to establish what capabilities they possess, how they were developed and how they impact upon MHN practice.

Please see further details on the study and the survey link 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*​

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