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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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Online Research Participants Needed

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology are seeking females with a current or past diagnosis of anorexia nervosa to take part in anonymous online research investigating the relationship between various cognitive factors and anorexia nervosa. The study takes less than an hour to complete online. You can read more about the study and participate here: https://swinuw.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5ovVw0BsfUWgtz7. If you would like to learn more about the research or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Miles via email at smiles@swin.edu.au.

Please see further information here.

Development of a Body Image Questionnaire: Learning from the shared wisdom of lived experience and field experts

Katarina Prnjak is a PhD candidate at the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University. For her PhD, she plans to develop a new body image questionnaire, and for this will need your help. Currently she is planning a study that includes online focus group discussions and/or individual interviews via Zoom teleconferencing with current or past eating disorder lived experience experts. The topic of the discussion is body image and participants will be asked questions about experience with own body, thoughts, emotions, and beliefs about one’s weight and shape. If you find yourself in this participant description and wish to share your personal experience involving body image, you can leave your email address and Katarina will contact you to arrange a suitable time for Zoom. Of note, the discussion will last approximately one hour and you will be reimbursed with AUD 10. Also, if you are under the age of 18, you will be given a parental information sheet and parental informed consent (in addition to participant information sheet and participant informed consent) which must be signed on-screen before participation. Thank you in advance.

Link for providing contact details: https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3ZXSSP9Bah0xLud

Everyday function for individuals who have a current, or past, diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa. 

This research seeks to better understand how the thoughts and feelings experienced by people who are currently diagnosed with, or have a history of Anorexia Nervosa, may affect their social, academic and occupational functioning. This online survey takes approximately 30 minutes.
Eligible participants:
• 18 years or older, and
• Have received a diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa at some time in their life.

Research team: Prof. Stephen Touyz (Inside Out), Prof. Phillipa Hay (WSU) and Kelly Dann (USyd)
Approved by: The University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee 2020/176
To participate: https://sydneypsy.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eKdAtEYqQA8cHn7
Contact: kelly.dann@sydney.edu.au

Exploring education and professional development needs of dietetics students and practising dietitians in the area of eating disorders

We would like to invite Dietitians and final year Dietetics Students in Australia to participate in an
online focus group.  The aim of this study is to better understand the training needs of dietitians and graduating dietitians, and will provide insights into perceived gaps in eating disorder training currently available, and identify opportunities for post graduate development and design of learning activities.

Please refer to the flyer if you would like to receive more information about this study or to express your interest in participating.
Contact: Courtney Moretti (cem094@uowmail.edu.au)