Supporting someone with an eating disorder? Visit POD our support hub for carers

Participants Wanted for Research in Atypical Anorexia

Main Contact

Sing Yee Wong, a Trainee Counselling Psychologist on the Doctorate (DPsych) in Counselling Psychology program at Regent’s University London is interested in how individuals with atypical anorexia experience the difficulties and challenges of help-seeking .

Who can take part?

The researcher would like to interview individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Adults, aged 18 and above, based in the United Kingdom
  • Have a formal diagnosis of atypical anorexia (AA)
  • Have experienced and gone through the help-seeking process
    • Help-seeking process is defined as any effort or action on your part to address your difficulties with atypical anorexia. This includes both:

a. the internal perception of the difficulties and challenges during the initial recognition of symptoms of AA

b. the external experience of the difficulties and challenges of seeking help from healthcare professionals/clinicians

  • Healthcare professionals/clinicians can be any professional within the healthcare sector. For example, primary care practitioners such as GPs and nurses, private care clinicians, eating disorder specialist clinics, mental health practitioners, school/college nurses and so on
  • Have found the overall process of seeking help to be difficult and challenging
  • English speaking

How can someone take part?

If you are interested in participating or if you have any further questions and would like to know more about this research, please email me at

The interview will take roughly 60 minutes and will be conducted remotely online via video conferencing platforms such as Zoom or Skype due to current Covid-19 restrictions.