Eating Disorders Research

Further research is essential to helping us end the pain and suffering of eating disorders. You can help us and other researchers continue to learn more about these complex mental illnesses by taking part in research projects.

If you have personal experience of an eating disorder as a sufferer, carer, or professional, and you are interested in participating in research, please follow us on social media to receive a notification whenever a new research opportunity becomes available.

Please note: Some people can find participating in research to be a triggering experience. If you are at all concerned about this, please make sure to read each study's information sheet carefully and to get in contact with the researcher to ask them any questions you might have about participation. Also, please feel free to discuss any concerns with others close to you and perhaps a healthcare professional if you are currently receiving treatment, before deciding whether to take part. Your health and well being should be the top priority.

Find out about working with Beat as a researcher.

Perceptions of body image during the perinatal period

01/03/2019

Synopsis This study is recruiting mothers with a previous experience of problem...

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FLARe in AN: Fear Learning in Anorexia Nervosa

28/02/2019

Synopsis People differ in how easily they become fearful or worried about thing...

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Sensory processing in anorexia nervosa

19/02/2019

Synopsis This study is exploring whether people with anorexia nervosa proce...

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Validation of a New Questionnaire for Eating Disorders

14/12/2018

Synopsis This study aims to validate a new questionnaire for people with eating...

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Cognitive training and tDCS for Binge Eating Disorder

04/12/2018

Synopsis This study aims to investigate the feasibility of combining approach b...

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Factors affecting treatment times for eating disorder patients

15/11/2018

Synopsis This questionnaire-based study aims to explore factors that may impact...

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CytAN: Cytokines in individuals with a diagnosis of anorexia ner...

31/10/2018

Synopsis This project aims to understand the role of the immune system, specifi...

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Social information processing in adolescents with eating disorde...

30/10/2018

What is the purpose of the research?  The purpose of the research is to fi...

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Social Group Memberships Throughout Recovery from Disordered Eat...

10/09/2018

Synopsis This online longitudinal study aims to investigate the role that socia...

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Socio-emotional function and comorbidities in anorexia nervosa

31/07/2018

Synopsis This project aims to understand the way in which people with anorexia...

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The impact of a stereotypical image of an eating disorder

16/07/2018

This researcher has reached her recruitment target. However if you are intereste...

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Computerised Intervention for Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder

29/06/2018

Synopsis This research study aims to target binge eating by combining a compute...

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