The unprecedented consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have meant that majority of the population have been working from, and confined to their homes for many months on end. Throughout the pandemic, our social media channels have become increasingly flooded with content emphasising the importance of staying active, with tips on the best exercises to do…

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A new study reveals systemic gaps in the health system make it more difficult for Maori people with eating disorders to access specialist support services. EDGI Co-lead investigator, Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Dr Jenny Jordan, contributed to the Eating disorders in New Zealand: Implications for Māori and Health Service Delivery study. The study found…

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Originally published here and written by Cynthia M. Bulik Ph.D Being fairly long-in-the-tooth in the eating disorders field, I have spent many hours looking at pictures and videos shared with me, or posted by parents and family members who have lost a loved one to an eating disorder. The images capture the stark comparison of who they were…

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The ‘End Eating Disorders’ podcast has today (2 November 2020) launched. “There is always hope” – that’s the simple message for eating disorder sufferers at the heart of a brand new podcast, End Eating Disorders, hosted by Sunshine Coast-based Millie Thomas, who battled Anorexia Nervosa for 15 years and is now a certified Eating Disorder…

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The two peak Australian bodies, The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in partnership with the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) are this week, Monday Sept 7, calling for increased awareness of the prevalence of eating disorders in high-performance sport. They issued a joint position statement and supporting resources comprising a toolkit for sporting organisations to…

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Originally published here EDGI Lead Investigator, founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) and Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders at UNC School of Medicine, Cynthia Bulik, PhD, U.S. is collaborating with UNC researchers on a study examining the impact of COVID-19 on people with eating disorders. Publication of their preliminary…

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Today’s blog is part four of a five-part series featuring new research and data presented by team EDGI NZ and our collaborators at this year’s International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED). The research presented in parts one, two and three of the blog series thus far, have shed light on the need for: Increased participation…

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Welcome back for the third instalment of our five-part blog series providing you with insights into new research and data coming out of the University of Otago and presented by a member of our very own EDGI NZ team at this year’s International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED). Time Taken to Reach Treatment in New…

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During the second week of the International Conference on Eating Disorder (ICED) 2020, EDGI NZ is pleased to share the second instalment of our five-part blog series, giving you a sneak peek at some of our team’s research being presented. Swinging Around to the Carer Perspective: Accessing Treatment for Eating Disorders in New Zealand A…

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In line with what is rapidly becoming the “new normal”, this year’s International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) is running virtually from June 11 to 30. Participants joining the 2020 conference or accessing content afterwards, will hear about the latest eating disorder research, treatment and best practices. Over the next few weeks, members of our…

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