InsideOut leads the Australian National Research and Translation Strategy 2020-2030 and conducts innovative, leading research including world-first trials on psychotherapy for people with severe and enduring Anorexia Nervosa, oxytocin for those with Anorexia Nervosa, online treatment programs for people with Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and sub-clinical presentations, and cannabidiol & psychedelics for treatment of people with complex and enduring Anorexia Nervosa.
Since 2018 we have attracted more than $5.5m in research funding, and we have published more than 200 research papers on eating disorder aetiology, prevention and treatment. We regularly present our findings at national and international conferences.
The Institute is currently leading the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funded Mainstream National Centre for Research & Translation in Eating Disorders. It will build the first comprehensive population-based surveillance system of people with eating disorders, to track detection and intervention across the national health system and monitor outcomes; establishing a national continuous lived experience lifetime survey for people with eating disorders, their family and carers; undertake translation-focused testing for scalable models of care for mainstream health; establish translation hubs in NSW, VIC and QLD to embed research expertise linked to front-line health system design and delivery; and, develop health system and economic models to inform decision making about interventions.
The Institute’s senior researchers, postdocs and PhD students are running numerous other projects in collaboration with partners around Australia and internationally. These have a current focus on early intervention, treatment innovation, translation of evidence-based treatment and improving treatment access, efficacy and equity for all Australians.