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Study – Men’s Experiences of Seeking Help for Disordered Eating

The purpose of this study is to explore men’s experiences of seeking help for eating disorders. The
specific aims and objectives of the study are; to look at the experience of men when seeking help for
an eating disorder, to explore the barriers preventing men from seeking help for an eating disorder
and to look at what social factors influence men’s help seeking.

Who can take part
To be eligible for participation, you must be male, over the age of 18 and identify yourself as having an eating disorder. A clinical diagnosis is not required.

What will my participation involve?
This study will be conducted via semi-structured email interviews. The researcher will email you a group of questions at a time and you will respond to that email with your answers to those questions. Email interviews are expected to be conducted with each participant for approximately one week. Once the researcher has emailed you a group of questions, it is hoped that you will respond to that email within two days and the researcher is committed to responding to your email within one day.
This study has received ethical approval from Nottingham Trent University’s School of Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee.
How to Sign Up
If you would like to sign up for this research or would like any further information, please email
Student Researcher: Sarah Lawlor,
Research Supervisor: Niamh McNamara,