Sharing knowledge and services
Thank you to our education session presenters who have generously shared their knowledge and time to benefit our EDFA Community.
Learning from others with expertise in many areas of eating disorder research, evidence based treatments, adjunctive therapies and approaches which support self-care, self-belief, compassion and mindfulness, all help to provide a rich tapestry of information for families to digest and consider whether helpful for their loved one, themselves or other family members.
We are thrilled to be able to offer these education sessions, and information about these services to our members. If you are interested in reaching out for further information or to enquire about their services, you can find details below.
As mentioned at the beginning of all our education sessions, EDFA does not endorse certain practitioners or therapies. We work to bring a balanced array of information to our members, to increase knowledge, up-skill carers and raise awareness of options which may suit some families.
Engaging the services of any of our speakers is at your discretion and EDFA accepts no liability in respect of these services.
Practitioners, therapists, services and more.
Sarah McMahon is a Psychologist and Director of BodyMatters. The BodyMatters mandate extends beyond the treatment of people with eating issues and body shame to engaging in advocacy and prevention initiatives. Sarah has worked in the field of eating disorders for approximately 20 years, supporting hundreds of people to achieve recovery. She is a regular voice in the media and has written several book chapters.
Jasmin Watson (she/her) is a registered Occupational Therapist and Director of Embody Space, specialising in the treatment of eating disorders and body image concerns. Jasmin’s passion of incorporating sensory, somatic, and embodied-based approaches into the treatment of body image challenges and eating disorders is at the heart of Embody Space.
Professor Leonie Callaway
Professor Leonie Callaway is a general and obstetric physician. She has interests in obesity, metabolism, diabetes, hypertension, adverse childhood experiences and weight-based stigma and discrimination. Leonie has a passionate interest in doctors wellbeing and the broad range of issues that confront women in medicine.
Dr. James Greenblatt
Founded by integrative psychiatrist, Dr. James Greenblatt, Psychiatry Redefined is an educational platform offering training in functional and integrative psychiatry. We provide comprehensive, evidence-based, and practical clinician-led courses, webinars, and conferences, to help treat the root cause of psychiatric disorders, and utilize personalized medicine protocols in practice. We have 25+ online, self-paced courses on many topics, including courses on binge-eating and anorexia, an online conference on binge-eating and food addiction, free webinars on binge-eating and anorexia, and Dr. Greenblatt’s books, Answers to Anorexia (2021 edition) and Integrative Medicine for Binge-Eating.
Professor Tracey Wade
Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor Tracey Wade's current research interests are in the aetiology, prevention and treatment of eating disorders. Her career spans 30 years as a clinician and researcher in the field of eating disorders. Tracey is the recipient of numerous professional Awards, has co-written 3 books and has over 200 publications in peer reviewed journals.
Carmel Fleming - QuEDS
Carmel Fleming is a mental health professional with the Queensland Eating Disorder Service (QuEDS) and holds a conjoint position of Clinical Lecturer and Academic with Queensland Health and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Queensland where she teaches in Advanced Practice in Health. Carmel has completed a PhD into the effectiveness of services for families of adults affected by eating disorders.
Ulrike Schmidt, Lucy Gallop and Michaela Flynn - King's College London
UIrike Schmidt is the Professor of Eating Disorders at King’s College London and a Consultant Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She is also a National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator. Michaela Flynn is an Australian researcher completing her PhD with the Eating Disorder Research
Group at King’s College London. Lucy Gallop is currently a National Institute of Health Research Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre PhD student in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. Her work is focused on the use of novel brain-based interventions for the treatment of adolescents and adults with Anorexia Nervosa.
Merissa Forsyth - CEO and Founder 'Pretty Foundation'
Pretty Foundation, a not-for-profit dedicated to instilling body confidence in young girls aged 2-6. Envisioning a world where all females are comfortable in their bodies, confident in themselves, and conquering in their endeavours, Merissa founded the Pretty Foundation in 2016.
Suzy Redston - The Bromham Clinic
Dr Suzy Redston is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and psychiatrist at the Bromham Clinic in Melbourne, Medical Director of the Mental Health Division at Austin Health and Consultant Psychiatrist at Barwon Health.
After exploring the breadth and depth of psychiatric problems, Suzy’s focus is on the assessment and holistic treatment for people suffering with eating disorders and/or trauma related mental illnesses. She has an advanced training certificate from RANZCP in psychotherapy and continues to train individuals and groups in Schema mode therapy. Suzy works with individuals with eating disorders and/or trauma related problems and their support team.
Tabitha Farrar - Eating Disorder Recovery Coach
Since recovering from Anorexia Nervosa in her late twenties, Tabitha has written five books aimed at guiding people through the recovery process to full recovery. Tabitha sees recovery as achieving both nutritional rehabilitation and neural rewiring, and knows first-hand that full and sustainable recovery is possible for anyone who is willing to do the work to get there.