PhD candidate, School of Psychology, University of Sydney

The "male experience" of eating disorders is much more than just sex differences. My research focuses on i) males with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, ii) muscle dysmorphia, steroid use and supplement use, iii) the effects of stigma on men with eating disorders and on steroid users, iv) the influence of gender roles in the development and maintenance of eating disorders and body dissatisfaction, v) treatment for men with eating disorders and muscle dysmorphia, and vi) impaired cognitive and emotional functioning in men with these conditions. The broad aim of this research is to change the current eating disorder and body dissatisfaction framework to better accommodate men and to improve sufferers' quality of life.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Secretary, National Association for Males with Eating Disorders
  • 2013–present
    Research Fellow, The Redleaf Practice

Education

  • 2011 
    University of Sydney, BPsych(Hons)

Publications

  • 2014
    The prevalence and adverse associations of stigmatization in people with eating disorders. , International Journal of Eating Disorders
  • 2014
    Stigma resistance in eating disorders, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric
  • 2014
    Extending the masculinity hypothesis: An investigation of gender role conformity, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating in young heterosexual men, Psychology of Men & Masculinity
  • 2014
    Unique associations between young adult men's emotional functioning and their body dissatisfaction and disordered eating, Body Image
  • 2014
    Family-based therapy for muscle dysmorphia: a preliminary case report., Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
  • 2013
    The role of collegial alliance in family-based treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa: A pilot study. , International Journal of Eating Disorders
  • 2013
    Young peoples' stigmatising attitudes and beliefs about anorexia nervosa and muscle dysmorphia, International Journal of Eating Disorders
  • 2013
    A comparison of compulsive exercise in male and female presentations of anorexia nervosa. What's the difference?, Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice
  • 2013
    Drive for muscularity and muscularity-oriented disordered eating in men: The role of set shifting difficulties and weak central coherence, Body Image
  • 2013
    Disordered eating and the muscular ideal, Journal of Eating Disorders