Important Eating Disorder Studies/Discussion Groups Requesting Your Participation.


Participate in a study to understand the impact of COVID-19 on youths with an Eating Disorder.

Dr. Jennifer Couturier and her research team at McMaster University are now recruiting youth under 18 years of age, parents of youth under 18, clinicians, and program managers to join a research study and share their experiences with Eating Disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participation would include a 1-hr video interview and you would be compensated with a gift card.
For information and to apply, please visit this link: https://tinyurl.com/hdx5tuep

View the study flyer

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Participate in a study for adults in rural Ontario living with an Eating Disorder, or supporting individuals with Eating Disorders.

Researchers at Trent University are seeking individuals living or serving in rural Ontario to participate in 60-90-minute focus groups and
30-60-minute Zoom interviews about their experiences accessing Eating Disorder treatment. The purpose of this voluntary study is to add
to the limited body of research about Eating Disorder treatment experiences of youth and families in rural areas.

You are eligible to participate if you:

– are 18 years of age or old, and
– have lived experience of an Eating Disorder, or
– have experience caring for a loved one with an Eating Disorder, or
– are a service provider who has supported or are supporting individuals with Eating Disorders, and
– are fluent in English.

If you are interested in participating in this study, or have any questions, please contact Sarah Moret or Dr. Naomi Nichols at any time,
up until February 28th, 2022.

Email Sarah Moret at sarahmoret@trentu.ca

Email Dr. Naomi Nichols, Department of Sociology, at naominichols@trentu.ca.

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Participate in a Study to Explore the Patient Experience of Treatment as an Adolescent in an Inpatient Hospital Setting.

 Purpose of the study: To identify effective treatment components towards improved service delivery, this qualitative research study aims to explore the patient experience of treatment in an inpatient hospital setting as an adolescent. In doing so, the obtained knowledge will be used towards establishing treatment standards and improving nursing practice.

Participant eligibility criteria:

  • Individuals diagnosed with an Eating Disorder
  • Experience with treatment for an Eating Disorder between 13 to 18 years of age on an inpatient unit in a hospital setting
  • Currently in recovery from Eating Disorder

Read more about the study

View Recruitment Flyer

Contact Information:

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Participants Needed for a Study of Genetics and Anorexia.

We are looking at the genetics of Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and need your blood! As a participant, you would give a blood sample and complete a short set of questionnaires, with an option to have breakfast and a second blood draw afterwards. You will receive a small honorarium for your participation, if eligible. Study visits would take place at Toronto General Hospital.

You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • are a woman between the ages of 18-65
  • have a diagnosis of AN
  • are in ongoing treatment or have recovered from AN

For more information, please contact Eileen Lam, eileen.lam@uhn.ca.

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This study has been reviewed and approved by UHN REB, #15-9471. 

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Participate in an Investigation into the Daily Experiences of Women With and Without Eating Disorders.

The BEEP Lab at McGill University is looking for woman over the age of 18 years, who:

  • Currently have an Eating Disorder (i.e., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, or other specified feeding and eating disorder)
  • Own a smart phone with a North American number and a data plan
  • Are able to communicate and read in either English or French
  • Are not experiencing active psychosis or mania

You may be eligible to participate in a VIRTUAL research study that investigates the daily experiences of women with and without Eating Disorders. The study involves a 2.5-hour session via video-call, the completion of an online set of questionnaires, and answering survey prompts on your smartphone for 14 days.

If eligible, you will receive up to $150.00 in compensation in return for your participation in all aspects of the study. To find out if you are likely to be eligible, please complete our brief online screening questionnaire using this link: https://tinyurl.com/y5flkn9b

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Contribute to an online study on The Anxiety Factors that Contribute to Disordered Eating.

The University of New England in Australia seeks international participants to take part in an online questionnaire, which will take less than 15 minutes. It is hoped that this research will shed on light on the processes contributing to disordered eating, and thus highlight paths to treatment. Click on the flyer link below to learn more about the research and how you can take part. They will be recruiting participants from May 2021 to July 2022.

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Participate in a CAMH Anorexia Nervosa brain imaging research study.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto is conducting a brain imaging study among people aged 18 – 65 who have been diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. See links below for eligibility guidelines and full details. Compensation provided.

View flyer

View downloadable pamphlet

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Participate in an online research study on sleep problems in Eating Disorder populations.

A research team at the University of Alberta is seeking female participants to complete an online questionnaire to help understand and develop a treatment for sleep problems in Eating Disorder populations. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please click the link: https://redcap.link/sleepbetter.

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Contribute to an online study on Eating Disorders and Loneliness.

Have you experienced Eating Disorder related behaviours, or experienced an anorexic voice, or know someone who has experienced either of these? The University of Cardiff seeks people to complete an online questionnaire to help improve the academic understanding of these experiences alongside the experience of loneliness.

Recruitment Flyer
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Discussion Groups with Youth and Carers on the Topic of Prevention of Eating Disorders.

Interested in talking about services and supports for prevention of eating, weight and body image concerns and disorders in Ontario? The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (CHEO RI) is looking for caregivers/family members and individuals with lived experience to participate in a virtual discussion.

Recruitment Flyer

Register in English here:
https://redcap.link/fla7lcsf

Register in French here:
https://redcap.link/qocnt5mx