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Dr Amy Malcolm

Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Anorexia Nervosa Research


Dr Malcolm is an early career researcher within the SWAN group at the Centre for Mental Health, at Swinburne University. Her PhD examined psychological, cognitive, and neurobiological overlaps and differences between body dysmorphic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Her research since has continued to focus on key psychological and cognitive aspects of body dysmorphic disorder. Amy is now working with Dr Andrea Phillipou on an NHMRC project investigating the causes and maintenance factors of anorexia nervosa (the I-CAN study).

Research interests

Clinical Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Body dysmorphic disorder; Obsessive compulsive disorder; Anorexia nervosa

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.


Also published as: Malcolm, Amy; Malcolm, A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: The gut microbiome and depression in anorexia nervosa *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant

* Chief Investigator

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