The Eating Disorder Coordinator in your local health district provides clinical consultation and support to health professionals and teams treating people with eating disorders. This service is only available for health professionals.
Deanna Bowen is the local eating disorder coordinator for the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD).
Dr Deanna Bowen holds an Honours Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Clinical Social Work, and a Doctorate in Social Work. Deanna completed her education and clinical training in Canada and became interested in eating disorders when completing her honours thesis in this area. She emigrated from Canada in 2000, and worked in Youth and Family Mental Health in Australia since 2002, becoming the NNSW Eating Disorder Coordinator in 2016. Deanna has a keen interest and extensive clinical experience in the treatment of eating disorders with adolescents and their families. In 2019, Deanna completed her Doctoral thesis with Charles Sturt University in the area of rural service delivery: “Exploring the Treatment of Eating Disorders in Rural Australian Health Settings: Towards a Model of Effective Rural Service Delivery”.