Cognitive processing in eating disorders

About this study

This research aims to better understand cognitive processing of food information in people with and without anorexia nervosa.

Research TeamDr Laura Dondzilo, Prof Colin MacLeod, Dr Andrea Phillipou, Dr Stephanie Miles, Dr Nienke Jonker
InstitutionUniversity of Western Australia
Ethics Approval Number2022/ET000197
Funding SourceUniversity of Western Australia (Dr Dondzilo received a UWA Research Collaboration Award to support this project)
Project Start DateJuly 27, 2022
Project End DateDecember 31, 2022
ParticipantsSeeking people who are aged 18+ who either have a history of anorexia nervosa (i.e., either a current or past diagnosis) or no history of an eating disorder.

What is InvolvedThis is an online study that can be completed at one’s own convenience and which takes less than 1 hour. This study comprises questionnaires and a task which involves making simple decisions about various food items. Participants will have the chance to enter a draw to win 1 of 5 $100 Coles Myer gift cards.
Contact Details

laura.dondzilo@uwa.edu.au

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