Who is Involved

Governing Council

The Centre’s governance structure will include a governing council led by independent Chair Ms Robyn Kruk AO, an executive working party, and a scientific committee which will design a transparent and robust process for the funding of research trials.

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Chairperson: Robyn Kruk AO has extensive experience as Chief Executive of national and state policy, regulatory, research and service delivery agencies including NSW Health and NSW Premier and Cabinet. She established and served as inaugural CEO/Commissioner of the National mental Health Commission. She has served as Chair and/or Director of a number of government statutory agencies and not for profits including Mental Health Australia.

Stay tuned for more announcements of our Governing Council and Scientific Committee.

National Consortium

A national consortium, led by InsideOut Institute at the University of Sydney, will conduct the work plan for the Centre over the next four years.  


We are united in our determination to prevent eating disorders and improve the health and wellbeing of people with eating disorders in Australia - through research and the translation of evidence into practice.


The University of Sydney Research & Translation Ecosystem

InsideOut Institute – Lead Agency

Brain and Mind Centre

Charles Perkins Centre

Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics

The Matilda Centre

School of Psychology, Faculty of Science


National Consortium

Orygen – Lead Partner

La Trobe University

Monash University

Australian National University

Deakin University

Black Dog Institute

University of Western Australia

University of Queensland Institute for Molecular Bioscience

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute


International Advisory

The Centre will be informed by an international expert advisory group of world-leading eating disorder researchers and innovative thinkers.

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Professor Janet Treasure

King's College London

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Professor Daniel
Le Grange

University of California, San Francisco


Professor Cindy Bulik

University of North Carolina


Professor Cheri Levinson

University of Louisville

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Assoc Professor Kamryn Eddy

Harvard University


Assoc Professor Rebecca Murphy University of Oxford

National Technical Advisory

Our national technical advisory will provide expert technical advice on key activities of the centre and ensure integration with relevant national efforts to avoid duplication and maximise utilisation of existing national resources

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Professor Michael Berk

Lead, MAGNET Clinical Trial Network

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Professor Jennie Hudson

Director of Research, Black Dog Institute

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Professor Frances

President, Society of Mental Health Research


Assoc Prof Michelle Banfield

Lead, ANU Lived Experience Research Unit; ALIVE Chief Investigator

Centre Operations

Centre Operations will be led by InsideOut Institute.

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Assoc Prof Sarah Maguire OAM
Centre Director

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Prof Stephen Touyz

InsideOut Director

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Peta Marks

Chief Operating Officer