InsideOut leads the Australian National Research and Translation Strategy 2020-2030 and conducts innovative, leading research including world-first trials on psychotherapy for chronic Anorexia Nervosa, oxytocin for Anorexia Nervosa, online treatment programs for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder, and cannabidiol & psychedelics for treatment refractory Anorexia Nervosa. We have published more than 200 research papers on eating disorder aetiology, treatment and prevention and regularly present our findings at national and international conferences.
The institute is currently leading the federally funded MAINSTREAM initiative, designed to build a national profile of illness. This includes building the first comprehensive population-based surveillance system of individuals with EDs; establishing a national continuous lived experience lifetime survey for individuals with EDs, their family and carers; developing health system and economic models to inform decision making about healthcare access; and translating this research into mainstream health service and policy.
The institute’s senior researchers, postdocs and PhD students are running several other projects in collaboration with partners around Australia and internationally. These have a current focus on early intervention and improving treatment access, efficacy and equity for all Australians.
Our major research projects can be found below: