17 October 2022
Monday, 17th October 2022
The Marquee 18 Eastern Road
Macquarie University, North Ryde and via Zoom
to be sent at a later date
Eating disorders are common in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Whilst the limited evidence is mixed, most studies show that First Nations Australians are at greater risk of disordered eating and eating disorders compared with non-Indigenous Australians and report higher levels of body dissatisfaction.
There is an urgent need for further research, the development of culturally appropriate assessment tools and psychotherapeutic treatments, and we need to better understand the impact of eating disorders on First Nations peoples.
This Key Thinkers Forum will be facilitated by Prof Tom Calma AO, FAA, and is a collaboration between the Australian Eating Disorders Research & Translation Centre (AEDRTC), the Djurali Centre for Indigenous Health Education and Research at Macquarie University and InsideOut Institute at the University of Sydney.
The Forum will stimulate discussion about current and emerging food and eating disorder issues within community, the research and translation gaps and priorities that exist currently, and will help guide the development of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research & Translation Strategy as a key activity of the AEDRTC.