Research participation requests

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Would you be in a position to share your experience to improve knowledge and understanding of eating disorders in men? If you are a male with an experience of eating disorders and would like to tell your story to help support other men in similar situations please get in touch.

We are equally keen to hear from carers, parents, siblings and partners of men with an experience of eating disorders.

Research participation requests

Bulimia in men counselling training research project

We are a group of students at Lewisham Counselling and Counsellor Training Associates (LC&CTA) and all studying on the HPD L5 Counselling course.

We are inviting you to take part in our research, which is “an exploration of men diagnosed with bulimia and their experience of counselling”.

The participants that we are recruiting must:
. Identify as male, over 18 years of age.
. Have been diagnosed with bulimia.
. Have experienced counselling after their diagnosis of bulimia.

Our research will involve an interview with the participant, which will take approx. 30 minutes.

Should any issues arise as a result of participation in this research project, six fee free Person Centred Approach counselling sessions, offered at LC&CTA, will be provided to you.

If you feel uncomfortable at any time during the study, you have the right to withdraw.
All information will be confidential and no names will be used in this research project.

If you are interested in being involved in our research or would like to enquire about the research details, please contact:

Emotions and social interactions in relation to the contribution of eating disorders

Our  names are Rebecca Stanbury and Ashley Boscoe, and we are inviting you to take in part in our research. We are both students at the University College of London (UCL), completing a Master’s degree in Child Development.

Previous  research tells us that difficulties with emotions and social interactions may contribute to the development and maintenance of eating disorders. Research in this area has focused on females, so we would like be inclusive of males in our research. The study  aim is to find out more about if and how emotions and social pressures influence eating behaviours, and whether this is different according to gender.

We are seeking males (and females) between the ages of 16 and 25.

•We would firstly ask you to complete some computerised questionnaires about emotions and social situations. Next, we would also ask you to look at pictures of eyes on a computer screen, and ask you to identify the possible emotion the person may be experiencing.

•Some  of the questions will ask you about your personal eating behaviours, as well as emotional wellbeing over the past week. Please note: this study does include questions about your current weight. They are not compulsory – so if you would prefer not to answer  them you can still complete the survey.
•All  your responses will be kept anonymous. If you feel uncomfortable at any time during the study, you have the right to withdraw at any time. The

If you  would like to participate in the study, please click the link.

Please  contact Ashley;  or Rebecca; if you have  questions at any stage. Alternatively  you can contact our research supervisor Dr. Amy Harrison

Anorexia Nervosa and the Process of ‘Recovery’: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Male Experience.

Currently, a mass of research has explored the female experience of anorexia, but considerably less has been conducted in relation to the male experience. This research is intended to address such a gender bias, but also, contribute to the well-established debate pertaining to the nature of ‘recovery’ from eating disorders (EDs) more generally – essentially, is full recovery possible? Furthermore, the fact that outcome studies are primarily quantitative renders a significant gap in our knowledge in regards to how individuals perceive and operationalise their personal experiences of treatment and recovery.

Thus, this research is intended to provide insight into the ways in which ‘recovering’ or ‘recovered’ males understand and ascribe meaning to their anorexia, treatment and recovery. It is hoped this will inform the understandings of those working in this field in terms of how they may develop and tailor treatment approaches for anorexic males and thus facilitate an improvement in current treatment services.

Participation will be in the form of a semi-structured email interview. Prior to your participation, you will be provided with information regarding the study, including the proposed interview questions, with the opportunity to discuss anything you may not feel comfortable answering. I can then amend questions accordingly. The interview can commence once you have electronically completed and emailed back to me a consent form.

The research is open to any males, at least 18 years of age, and either recovering or recovered from anorexia.

If you are interested in being involved or would like to enquire about the research more generally, please contact myself or

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