InsideOut is Australia’s national institute for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders. With resources, rigour and perseverance we aim to transform the treatment landscape for eating disorders in this country, and ultimately find a cure.
The Institute comprises a team of expert researchers, clinicians and public policy-makers dedicated to solving the tyranny of eating disorders.
To transform the treatment landscape for eating disorders in Australia and to find a cure through innovative research, collaboration and an enduring path of enquiry.
Respect & Integrity
Committed to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and personal responsibility, worthy of the trust patients and carers place in us.
Scientific rigour informs all our endeavours.
To champion unpopular causes. To be brave in our thinking, and bold in our steps.
To transform the treatment landscape for eating disorders in Australia and to find a cure through innovative research, collaboration and an enduring path of inquiry.
Our Key Pillars
To conduct, translate and disseminate innovative research evidence into the daily practice of front-line clinicians.
To make available to every person with an eating disorder and their carers, early diagnosis, guidance through the health system, and equitable access to evidence-based treatment packages.
To make the issue of eating disorders an everyday conversation, for everybody. Driven by the principles of knowledge translation, we will train the workforce in the most current evidence-based practice.
To provide coherent and integrated public policy to address the treatment of eating disorders in all relevant sectors.
In 1995 Professors Stephen Touyz and the late Professor Peter Beumont founded The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders (CEDD) to further research and treatment for eating disorders in Australia. From its fledgling beginnings, the centre was re-launched in 2005 by Ms Peta Marks, when the NSW Ministry of Health provided the first funding for a single staff member and a first project - training general practitioners to treat eating disorders.
Over the past 12 years CEDD has witnessed steady growth with its staff, researchers and project positions, expanding to over 30 people, and projects spanning policy and program development, research, national education and training initiatives.
In 2018, CEDD became the InsideOut Institute.
The re-branding of our organisation coincided with the growth of our vision to become a national leader in research and clinical innovation. The name InsideOut reflects our determination to bring eating disorders out of hiding and into the light of public discourse. Our name also reflects our goal – to transform the treatment landscape and reduce the personal toll of eating disorders by ensuring the best possible care and support is available to all.