The Dietitians Australia eating disorders interest group (EDIG) research prize encourages and recognises excellence in the area of dietetics in the field of eating disorders. All Accredited Practicing Dietitians that are presenters of oral papers, workshops or a poster at the ANZAED conference will be eligible for the award and can apply when notified if their submission was accepted for presentation.
Successful candidates for the Award will be announced at the Annual ANZAED Conference and will receive an award of $300 and a certificate. The winner will also be featured on the ANZAED website and in the Dietitians Australia newsletter.
2022 winner was Alana Heafala, PhD Candidate, BNutrDiet (Hons), APD, CEDC from Griffith University for Exploring the Experience of Receiving Dietetic Care for Eating Disorders in Primary Care: Perspectives of Consumers and Carers.
2021 winner was Caitlin McMaster, Dietitian, Boden Collaboration for Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, University of Sydney on Impact of patient characteristics on clinicians’ decisions to involve dietitians in eating disorder treatment.
2020 winner was Fiona Willer, Advanced APD for Size Accepting Health Focus is Superior to Weight Control Focus for Eating Disorder Risk and Dietary Quality in a Large Australian Community Sample.
2019 winner was Georgina Buckley, PhD Candidate & Sports Dietitian, Exploring disordered eating in athletes, BSc, MHumNutr, MDietPrac. Open Access publication of her presentation is available here https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/11/6/1395.
2018 winner was Kylie Matthews, University of Queensland on Medically compromised, extremely underweight adult patients with eating disorders can be safely refed using a higher energy feeding protocol. Authors: K. Matthews, J. Hill, S. Jeffrey, W. Ward, A. Davis, S. Patterson, M. Palmer, S. Capra