Centre for Mental Health

Investigating the Cause and maintenance of Anorexia Nervosa. A comprehensive neurobiopsychosocial investigation of the underlying mechanisms involved

This study is one of the largest comprehensive investigations of the biological and environmental (‘neurobiopsychosocial’) factors involved in anorexia nervosa.

The research aims to gain a better understanding of the factors involved in anorexia nervosa to aid the development of more effective treatments.

Participant criteria:

We are seeking participants who are over 18 years of age and speak English to participate in one of the following groups:

  • Individuals with a current or past diagnosis of anorexia nervosa
  • Sisters of individuals with a current or past diagnosis of anorexia nervosa
  • Healthy control participants without a history of an eating disorder or mental illness
  • Females with a current diagnosis of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)

Study details:

Participation will involve two sessions at Swinburne University in Hawthorn. Participants will be reimbursed with a total of $120.

Participation in the GAD group will involve one session at Swinburne University. Participants in this group will be reimbursed with $30.

How to participate:

For further information, please contact:

Amy Malcolm
e: amalcolm@swin.edu.au

Dr. Andrea Phillipoue:
e: andreaphillipou@swin.edu.au