Important Eating Disorder Studies/Discussion Groups Requesting Your Participation.

Participate in a study exploring the roles of stress, shame, and perfectionism in disordered eating.

A 4th year B.A. (Hons) Psychology student at Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia is examining the roles of stress, shame, and perfectionism in disordered eating for individuals between the ages of 18-30 who reside in Canada. This includes individuals who identify as a gender, sexual, and/or racial/ethnic minorities.

The questionnaire takes 10-15 minutes to complete and is sanctioned by the University’s Research Ethics Committee. For more information, contact Brooke Collicutt at

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Participate in a survey for people who accessed or delivered Eating Disorder services for youth in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of a project being led by a team at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (CHEO RI) and other researchers across Canada, we are inviting those with lived experience accessing or delivering Eating Disorder services for youth during the COVID-19 pandemic to complete a 15–25-minute survey. We want to hear about the costs you may have experienced.

We invite you to participate if you reside in Canada, can communicate in English or French and are either:

  • a young person (16-25 years old) who currently lives with or has lived with an Eating Disorder and/or disordered eating
  • a primary caregiver of a child or youth (up to 25 years old) with an Eating Disorder and/or disordered eating
  • a clinician or health professional who works with children or youth (up to 25 years old) with Eating Disorders and/or disordered eating
  • a decision-maker and/or administrator working in health-related or community-based organizations in the field of Eating Disorders for children or youth (up to 25 years old).

Taking part in this study is your own choice. If you are willing to participate, please choose the relevant link below:




Participate in an international survey exploring the effects of medications and other drugs on individuals with lived experience of an Eating Disorder.

A researcher at the University of Sydney, collaborating with the InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, is currently coordinating two novel clinical trials to improve treatments for anorexia nervosa.

You are invited to complete a related survey if you are:
an individual with an Eating Disorder who is on prescription medication and/or other drugs for recreational and/or therapeutic purposes.

The survey takes 10-20 minutes to complete, is entirely confidential, and has been approved by a human ethics committee.

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Participate in a study of virtual, parent-led, peer support groups for parents of children and adolescents with Eating Disorders.

Dr. Jennifer Couturier and her research team at McMaster University are now recruiting parents of children and adolescents (less than 18 years of age) with an Eating Disorder to participate in virtual support groups with other parents of children with Eating Disorders. Groups will be led by parent peer support providers, who have experience in caring for a child with an Eating Disorder (who has recovered) and have completed our study’s parent peer support training.

Study participation includes attending bi-weekly (2 times/month) virtual support group evening sessions for 3 months (6 sessions in total) – with each session lasting 2 hrs. The virtual parent peer support groups have been started and running successfully in all three regions of Canada (i.e Central, Western and Eastern) and parents are welcome to join these groups.

You would be compensated with a gift card.

To apply please visit:

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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:

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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

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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:

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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 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:

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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.

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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:

Register in French here: