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.


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 and Translation Ecosystem

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  • 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
  • Latrobe 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.



Janet Treasure

Professor Janet Treasure

King's College London

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Daniel Le Grange

Professor Daniel Le Grange

University of California, San Francisco

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Cindy Bulik

Professor Cindy Bulik

University of North Carolina

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Cheri Levinson

Professor Cheri Levinson

University of Louisville

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Kamryn Eddy

Assoc Professor Kamryn Eddy

Harvard University

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Rebecca Murphy

Assoc Professor Rebecca Murphy

University of Oxford

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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



Michael Berk

Professor Michael Berk

Lead, MAGNET Clinical Trial Network

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Jennie Hudson

Professor Jennie Hudson

Director of Research, Black Dog Institute

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Frances Kay-Lambkin

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

President, Society of Mental Health Research

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Michelle Banfield

Assoc Professor Michelle Banfield

Lead, ANU Lived Experience Research Unit; ALIVE Chief Investigator

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Centre Operations

Centre Operations will be led by InsideOut Institute



Sarah Maguire OAM

Assoc Prof Sarah Maguire OAM

Centre Director

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Stephen Touyz

Prof Stephen Touyz

InsideOut Director

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Peta Marks

Peta Marks

Chief Operating Officer

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Kaldi

The Australian Eating Disorders Research and Translation Centre is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the National Leadership in Mental Health program.