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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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The University of Melbourne

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 whether individuals who experience disordered eating experience distortions in facial perception, and whether enfacement leads to less distorted face or body self-perception.

Now openClosing: 29 May, 2024

The University of Sydney

Lived Experience of the Assessment and Treatment of Compulsive Exercise in Individuals with Eating Disorders

Researchers at the University of Sydney are conducting qualitative research to investigate the perspectives of eating disorder patients on the assessment and treatment of compulsive exercise.

Now openClosing: 15 Jul, 2023

Monash University

The co-creation of health professional education with lived experience advocates with lived experience of an eating disorder in a larger body

Researchers at Monash University are aiming to educate health professionals to better recognise and help those in a larger body with an eating disorder.

Now openClosing: 30 Jun, 2024

Lambert Initiative

Cannabidiol as an Adjunct for the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa (CAFTAN): An Open Label Pilot Trial with extension in Young People

Researchers at the InsideOut Institute and Lambert Initiative at the University of Sydney are investigating the safety and efficacy of a new pharmacological treatment, cannabidiol, as an adjunct to Maudsley Family Based Treatment in young persons aged 12-18 with anorexia nervosa.

Now openClosing: 17 Jul, 2023

Western Sydney University

Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) Credentialing Research Project

The Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) launched a Credentialing scheme for Australian eating disorder clinicians in 2022. ANZAED is conducting research to empirically evaluate the impact Credential has on the accessibility, quality, and standardisation of eating disorder specific healthcare.

Now openClosing: 7 May, 2023

La Trobe University

Stepped Care in the Treatment of Disordered Eating: A Randomised Controlled Pilot and Feasibility Study

Researchers at La Trobe University and Eating Disorders Victoria are seeking volunteer research participants to be involved in a study about guided self-help stepped care treatment for eating disorders.

Now openClosing: 31 Dec, 2023

The University of Sydney

IncludED study - Seeking better understanding of eating disorder experiences in the LGBTQIA+ community

Researchers from the InsideOut Institute at the University of Sydney are calling for 1,000 people identifying as LGBTQIA+ to share their experiences with mental health, body image, eating and exercise.

Now openClosing: 31 Dec, 2023