Bodywhys receives a high volume of requests from professional researchers and third level students who are undertaking research on eating disorders. We are inviting people to become part of a research panel. This panel is open to people who have experience of an eating disorder as a family member, as someone who has an eating disorder or as someone who is recovered or feels they are in recovery.
Your details will be kept confidentially within Bodywhys and as research opportunities arise, you will be sent (most likely emailed) a copy of the research proposal and contact details for the researcher. It will then be entirely up to you whether you want to participate in that particular project.
Most projects are done on a voluntary basis but you may receive money to cover any expenses. Most projects take the form of a questionnaire. In some cases, you may be invited to be part of a focus group with other people who have similar experiences as you.
As there is currently a huge lack of research into eating disorders in Ireland, you would be making a valuable contribution. If you would like to participate in this research panel, please complete the application form below. You can contact Bodywhys Central Office at email@example.com or by phone on 01 - 2834963 if you have any further enquiries.
Dublin City University (Ireland) and The Turning Institute are seeking volunteers with Bulimia or Binge Eating Disorder to participate in a study commencing in April 2013.
Participants (male or female) are invited to enrol free of charge in a 12-week online program for Bulimia/Binge Eating Disorder. All you need is a computer and internet access.
We will ask you to complete a questionnaire before the program begins, to give us brief weekly feedback on the usefulness of the online sessions and to participate in an online focus group upon completion of the program.
All participation, including in the online sessions, is completely anonymous, and this study has been approved by the DCU Research Ethics Committee.
If you are interested in taking part, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to use a pseudonym in all e-mail correspondence if you wish to protect your anonymity, and set up a pseudonymous hotmail or gmail address for the same reason if you do not wish to be identified.
Background: Tríona McInerney is a final year counselling psychology trainee at the University of Strathclyde/Glasgow Caledonian University. She is conducting doctoral research on what clients who sought psychological therapy to help with their experiences of difficulties with eating regarded as the helpful aspects of their therapy.
Aims: The objective of this research is to gain an insight from the client’s point of view into their experiences of what was helpful when they attended psychological therapy.
Participation: The research is looking to focus on females, from 18-30 years old, who have been either received a diagnosis of anorexia, received a diagnosis of EDNOS with restrictive food behaviours or any participant who feels they have sought help for the experience of disordered eating, (without a formal diagnosis), defined as: An irregular pattern of eating behaviour, due to a distorted body image, focused on the restriction of food and with the overall aim of weight reduction, incorporating such weight-control behaviours as self-starving and exercising obsessively. It is also necessary that the experience of therapy lasted at least 8-12 weeks.
Contact and further information: Contact Tríona by email email@example.com, or by phone at +44-77-3166-7825.
This research has received ethical approval from The School of Psychological Sciences and Health, University of Strathclyde.
An exploration of the experience of living with and supporting a person with an eating disorder: A partner’s perspective
My name is Patricia O’Connor. I am a PhD student at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin and am currently undertaking a research study.
This study aims to build on the very small amount of knowledge that currently exists on partners’ experience of living with someone with an eating disorder
If you can answer yes to these questions, I would like to hear your story.
How do I volunteer to take part or get more information?
Use the contact details below to leave a phone number and I will get back to you to discuss the study at a date/time that is suitable for you.
Anonymity and confidentiality assured.
This study has research ethics approval from The Faculty of Health Sciences Ethics Committee, Trinity College Dublin
Patricia O’Connor 087 6952304