EDFA encourages, supports and regularly participates in eating disorders research.
Purpose of EDFA Research Committee
The purpose of the EDFA research committee is to embed research into the activities run by Eating Disorders Families Australia including;
- the evaluation of programs provided by EDFA
- undertaking research projects specifically on improving the mental health of families and carers
The research committee is composed of eating disorder researchers from Australia’s top universities including Swinburne University, Deakin University and The University of Melbourne.
If you are interested in being part of EDFA’s Research Committee, please contact us with your expression of interest here.
Research Committee Members
Dr Andrea Phillipou, Chair, Research Committee
In addition to sitting on EDFA’s board, Andrea acts as the chair of the research committee and helps coordinate the research activities at EDFA. Andrea is passionate about providing better outcomes for people affected by eating disorders and their families, and is proud to contribute to the work undertaken by EDFA. Having had a family member with an eating disorder, Andrea knows the impact that a loved one’s eating disorder can have on those around them, and is thankful to organisation such as EDFA who provided such amazing support to carers and families.
Professor Isabel Krug, Melbourne University
Associate Professor Genevieve Pepin, Deakin University
Dr Sarah Giles, Swinburne University