The impact of a stereotypical image of an eating disorder

Posted 16/07/2018

This researcher has reached her recruitment target. However if you are interested in taking part in this study, please contact her using the email address below to register your interest as Adrienne or her colleagues may be able to carry out more interviews in future.

I am investigating the impact of a stereotypical image of an individual with an eating disorder on those who do not fit the stereotype. I would like to interview people who feel they do not fit the stereotype to understand their experiences.

What is the purpose of this research?

The purpose of this research is to investigate the impact of a stereotypical image of an individual with an eating disorders on those who do not fit the stereotype. This allows such participants the opportunity to report on their experiences in areas such as their own perception of their illness, barriers in receiving help and media attention.

Who can take part?

The following inclusion criteria applies

  • have a history with the following eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and/or OSFED 
  • must be aged 18 or over
  • there is no exclusion criteria in terms of gender e.g. female, male, transgender, or non-binary; race, sexual orientation, class or religion etc.

What does the study involve?

The study involves a semi-structure informal interview between the researcher (myself) and the participant. The interview will last approximately 30-60 minutes. Interviews can be taken in person, over the phone or Skype.

How can someone take part?

If you want to take part, email me, Adrienne Rennie, at 926211@swansea.ac.uk so we can arrange a time suitable for you.

Supervisor: Dr Rachael Hunter (r.hunter@swansea.ac.uk)

Swansea University