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Research: Living with an eating disorder in Ireland

Establishing a holistic account of what life is like for adolescents affected by eating disorders in Ireland.

We are a team of researchers from Saint John of God Hospitaller Services and University College Dublin. We are interested in talking to 15-18 year olds about their experiences of living with an eating disorder. In particular, we would like to know what it is like to look for help and what kinds of services are available. We hope that by finding out how easy (or difficult) it is to find the right kind of help that we will be able to greatly improve services for all young people.

If you are between 15 and 18 years old, and have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, we would like to invite you to take part in this study.  If you are interested in taking part, all you have to do is contact the researcher, Lesley O’Hara at the details below. She will explain the study to you and will arrange a time and date to meet with you and your family.

All participation is completely anonymous. This study has received ethical approval from the Saint John of God’s Provincial Ethics Committee.

Contact Details: Dr. Lesley O’Hara.


Phone: 01-4923596