Centre for Mental Health

Investigating the neurobiological features of anorexia nervosa

Although there are high rates of anorexia nervosa in today’s society, the neurological processes involved in the development and maintenance of the condition are still poorly understood. This study will investigate these features in order to better understand anorexia nervosa.

Participant criteria

To participate in the study, you must:

  • have anorexia nervosa OR have a sister with anorexia nervosa (your sibling does not need to participate)
  • be over 18 years old
  • be female
  • be right-handed.

Study details

Participation will involve sessions at Swinburne University of Technology's Hawthorn campus. These sessions will involve a set of neuropsychological tests and MRI scans.

  • Participants with anorexia nervosa will be required to take part in two sessions.
  • Biological sisters of individuals with anorexia nervosa will be required to take part in one session.

Each session will be approximately two to three hours.

Participants will be reimbursed with a total of $70 for two sessions or $40 for one session. 

How to participate

For further information, please contact:

Andrea Phillipou
e: andreaphillipou@swinburne.edu.au