Beyond counselling and training, my journey in the realm of Eating Disorders has involved many roles, collaborations, and impactful projects. Due to confidentiality, privacy considerations, or the evolving nature of some projects, not all details can be provided. However, below you can find an overview of a selection of my contributions.
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Some key organisations I have worked with:
A few of my publications:
Research journal article
‘An extra fights I didn’t ask for’: A qualitiative survey exploring the impact of calories on menus for people with experience of eating disorders.
Front cover professional journal article
Eating Disorders: Is inaction tantamount to negligence?
Symposium contribution at the Weight Stigma Conference
Uncovering weight bias in therapists’ responses to risk for clients with Eating Disorders
Universities I have worked with* include:
*Projects vary from university to university but include guest lectures, course development, delivering of training, contributions to research and more.
Lived Experience of Eating Disorders (LEED) Research Collective
As one of the co-founder of LEED, I contribute to a unique collective of academics, researchers, and practitioners with lived experience in eating disorders. Our distinctive approach attends to individual experiences as well as the system and structural contexts that shape this. We work towards ensuring our reseach outputs are accessible with the hope of contributing to future change in the field.
Service assesment and improvement
Some of my most rewarding work has involved actively contributing to the development and implementation of service standards. I highly value the opportunity to spend dedicated time with service providers and their clients, offering feedback that leads to tangible improvements in the support they provide.
Social Media Committee Leadership at AED
During my time as a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) I joined the Social Media Committee, eventually assuming the role of Co-Chair. During my tenure, I actively contributed to the committee’s evolution. We implemented effective procedures to enhance our operations and undertook a successful rebranding initiative aimed at expanding the organisations reach and engagement.
Navigating Social Media Project
In collaboration with Loughborough University, I played a contributing role in a project aimed at supporting individuals with eating disorders in safely navigating social media. This initiative resulted in the creation of a short film which explores the dual impact of social media—both harmful and helpful—and offers valuable advice for those navigating online content.
ITV Fixers Media Contribution
As part of 2013 ITV Fixers project, I had the privilege of contributing to a media feature focusing on Eating Disorder awareness. This collaboration aimed to shed light on the challenges faced by individuals dealing with eating disorders.