What It's All About
The Centre will coordinate a national approach to eating disorder research and translate findings into practice, with the goal of reducing the burden on Australians living with an eating disorder and their loved ones.
The Centre will aim to:
Establish a robust, well governed, co-produced, inclusive and sustainable national research and translation leadership for the field of eating disorders
Improve access to high-quality mental health care for people with eating disorders and their families
Conduct and coordinate high-quality research and translation that impacts outcomes and addresses Australia's Top 10 eating disorder research & translation priorities
Produce research and translation outcomes grounded in real world settings that inform policy and lead to practice change
Set the national standard for co-production with experts by lived experience, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from diverse backgrounds and clinicians as part of routine practice in research and its translation
Support and generate an inclusive and sustainable culture of research excellence
Lived Experience Co-Production
The Lived Experience Co-Production will set the national standard for lived experience co-design in eating disorders research and translation. This core program will ensure lived experience expertise is interwoven across governance and all work streams of the Centre.
Ms Shannon Calvert
Lived Experience Advisor
Assoc Prof Genevieve Pepin
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Co-Production
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eating Disorders Co-Production will contribute Indigenous leadership and innovation to governance and all activities of the Centre, and establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eating Disorder Research Strategy in co-design with community.
Ms Leilani Darwin
Ms Stacey Vervoort
Black Dog Institute
The national network will drive collaboration within and across relevant sectors, including among researchers, clinicians, consumers, carers, policy makers, funders and other key stakeholder groups.
Australian National University
Prof Stephen Touyz
University of Sydney
We need to better understand key strategies and actions for supporting Eating Disorder research and translation into real world practice, to inform future practice and policy.
Prof Antonio Verdejo-Garcia
Prof Rosemary Purcell
We know that developing the researcher workforce is essential to improving the conduct of research and its implementation across prevention, early intervention and treatment settings. This includes the academic, clinical and lived experience researcher workforce.
Assoc Prof Leah Brennan
La Trobe University
Dr Claire Foldi
The research work stream will address knowledge gaps and established priorities, with a focus on high impact research that will directly impact outcomes for people with eating disorders and their loved ones.
Consortium members will lead research projects across the following Top 10 research priority focus areas for 2022-2025:
Risk and protective factors
Very early intervention (early identification and early intervention)
In addition, we will support lived experience-led research and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander-led research across any of the Top 10 research and translation priority domains.