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Associate Professor Andrea Phillipou

Adjunct Associate Professor


A/Prof Andrea Phillipou is a Principal Research Fellow in Eating Disorders at Orygen and The University of Melbourne. She is the head of eating disorders research at Orygen and leads the Scientific Work in Anorexia Nervosa & Other Eating Disorders (SWAN) Research Group (formerly at Swinburne).


A/Prof Phillipou also leads the Body Image & Eating Disorders Research Portfolio at St Vincent's Hospital, and holds honorary positions in the psychiatry departments at St Vincent's and Austin Hospitals, as well as an adjunct position as Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Swinburne University. She also sits on the board of directors for Eating Disorders Families Australia (EDFA).

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PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.


Also published as: Phillipou, Andrea; Phillipou, A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: The gut microbiome and depression in anorexia nervosa *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2020: Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth mental health *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2019: Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for treatment-resistant depression *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2018: Identifying the physical and psychological factors involved in poor sleep in anorexia nervosa *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2018: The impact of depression on the cardiovascular and autonomic profile in people with anorexia nervosa *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2018: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for Anorexia Nervosa *; Swiss Anorexia Nervosa Foundation Fund Scheme
  • 2018: Travel to European Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) 2018 *; Ian Potter Travel and Conference Grants
  • 2017: An investigation of neurocognitive abnormalities in anorexia nervosa. *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2017: Investigating the relationship between glutathione, mood and memory *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant

* Chief Investigator

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