EOI – PhD project(s) in the intersection between obesity and eating disorders

@ The University of Sydney

LocationHours per weekClosing Date
Westmeadn/a30 Jun, 2021
LocationWestmead
SupervisorSupervision will depend on the project plan
Closing Date30 Jun, 2021

About the role

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic health researcher to undertake a full time or part-time PhD based at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and enrolled through the University of Sydney. This position will support existing, and develop new, projects relating to the EDIT (Eating Disorders in weight-related Therapy) Collaboration. EDIT is a world-first international collaboration aiming to identify individual characteristics of adolescents and adults, and the characteristics of treatments, that influence eating disorder risk and resilience during obesity treatment interventions. We also aim to determine whether specific intervention components influence eating disorder risk. The collaboration will use a holistic approach to research including consultation with clinicians, researchers and other stakeholders including those with a lived experience of obesity and/ or eating disorders. A broad portfolio of research is planned to address the intersection between obesity and eating disorders.

The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to the scientific evidence base that informs clinical practice, gaining experience in collaborative, interdisciplinary research. Training in new generation methodologies, statistical analysis, scientific writing and conference presentation will be provided as the PhD progresses. The candidate will have the opportunity to gain recognition through publication in international peer-reviewed journals and presentation at scientific meetings locally, nationally and potentially internationally; and will be mentored for exceptional future career opportunities beyond their PhD. This is a unique opportunity to work in a specialised environment working with National and International expert in the fields of obesity and eating disorders.

Hiba Jebeile