Eating Disorders and Body Image (EDBI) Research Forum

When: Friday 5th August 2022
Time: 2pm to 6pm
Location: WE U4.03 Seminar Space, Westmead Innovation Quarter (IQ)
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Eating Disorders and Body Image (EDBI) is hosting a hybrid forum to showcase their up and coming researchers

Our guest speaker will be Prof Anna Brytek-Matera Laureate Bekker Programme of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA). Professor Brytek-Matera will present: Eating disorders in Eastern Europe: distribution and determinants and Current perspectives on additional phenotypes of eating disorders

Presentations at the forum will illustrate the diversity of the research that forms EDBI at Western.

Attendance is both in-person and on-line to accommodate the large interest in this area and the challenges of Covid health restrictions.

More about Eating Disorders and Body Image
EDBI comprises researchers at Western with an active interest in eating disorders and body image. We come from varied disciplines and professional backgrounds including medicine, psychology, nursing, exercise science.

At EDBI, we are producing ground-breaking research in broad areas across the fields of eating disorders and body image, including in epidemiology, diagnostic classification, treatment trials, functional neuroimaging, visual perception, and health services use.

EDBI also includes the Eating disorders and Nutrition Research group (ENRG). At this forum will also hear brief presentations from inaugural members’ of the ENRG group

Professor Brytek-Matera
Professor of Medical and Health Sciences at the Institute of Psychology, University of Wroclaw. Head of the Nutritional Psychology Unit and Eating Behavior Laboratory.

Her research focuses on eating disorders, eating behaviour and orthorexia nervosa. It has been supported by the National Science Center, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Foundation for Polish Science, the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme.

French Government Scholarship laureate. Editorial Board Member (e.g. Eating and Weight Disorders). Guest lecturer at foreign universities (e.g. Stanford University).