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InsideOut is Australia’s national institute for research, translation and clinical excellence in eating disorders with global research partnerships. We aim to transform the prevention, early intervention and treatment landscape for eating disorders in Australia, and ultimately find a cure.


We are happy to advertise research projects that have ethics approved.

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Charles Perkins Centre Gut Microbiome and Nutritional Ecology nodes, QIMR Berghofer, Brain & Mind Centre


Investigation of the underlying biological and psychological changes in response to dieting, how these impact dieting adherence, dieting outcomes, and to determine if any markers of risk can be determined for unhealthy dieting and the onset of an eating disorder.

Now openClosing: 1 Dec, 2023

Western Sydney University

Sibling Experiences of the Maudsley and Family Based Therapy for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa: A Qualitative Study

Researchers at Western Sydney University are conducting a qualitative exploration of the experience of siblings of Maudsley and FBT treatments for anorexia nervosa.

Now openClosing: 2 Dec, 2022

Swinburne University of Technology

Investigating family, peer, and social media influence on body image and disordered eating amongst adults

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology are investigating the influence of sociocultural factors on body image and disordered eating in adults.

Now openClosing: 1 Oct, 2022

The University of Melbourne

Honours Project: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, That is not what I look like at all: Exploring Self-Perception

Researchers at the University of Melbourne are investigating factors that influence the flexibility of self-perception through the use of multisensory bodily illusions

Now openClosing: 19 Nov, 2022

The University of Sydney and the University of California, San Francisco

Family Based Treatment via Telemedicine for Rural and Regional Young People with Anorexia Nervosa

This study is investigating how effective a treatment called Family Based Therapy is for Anorexia Nervosa when it is delivered to families using a videoconferencing technology like Zoom, instead of in-person. The researchers are also interested in what you may like and do not like about receiving treatment through videoconferencing.

Now openClosing: 31 Aug, 2022

Swinburne University of Technology

Sense of Self and Body Image in Anorexia Nervosa

Researchers at Swinburne are investigating the concept of sense of self in people with Anorexia Nervosa and its relation to body image and eating disorders.

Now openClosing: 1 Dec, 2022

Australian National University

Food, Mind and Body

Researchers at ANU are examining eating attitudes, opinions, and behaviours in the hopes of furthering our knowledge on what constitutes healthy and unhealthy eating.

Now openClosing: 30 Jun, 2022