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The Role of Social Identity and Camouflaging in Autism and Eating Disorders

Name of researcher: Síofra Bradley

Contact details: s.bradley-3@sms.ed.ac.uk

What is the purpose of the research?

The purpose of the study is to add to the research that has found associations between autism and eating disorders. The study aims to identify risk factors that may help explain this link. This could be important for adapting eating disorder treatment for autistic people, to improve outcomes for them.

This study is interested in exploring the role that social identity and camouflaging may have on autistic people’s behaviours and attitudes related to eating disorders.

What does the study involve?

This whole process is estimated to take around 30-45 minutes.

Firstly: You will be provided with a participant information and consent form. You will be asked to provide consent for taking part.

Secondly: You will also be asked to complete a demographic questionnaire.

Thirdly: You will be asked to complete 6 questionnaires, in an online survey, in relation to: autism, sensory sensitivities, your social identity with autism, your social identity with eating disorders, camouflaging tendencies and eating disordered behaviours and attitudes.

Lastly: Once you have completed the questionnaires, you will be taken to the debrief screen.

How can someone take part?

For more information, or to take part, please contact Síofra Bradley at s.bradley-3@sms.ed.ac.uk

You will find a link to the questionnaire below: https://edinburgh.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8nLyqishlwMhCCy