Professor, School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University

Susan is Professor in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She has a longstanding clinical and research interest in body image and eating disorders. She has a particular interest in identification of risk factors for body dissatisfaction and disordered eating and the development and evaluation of school-based and community prevention and early interventions in this area. She is a Director of the Butterfly Foundation and past President of the Academy for Eating Disorders. In recognition of her research, she was awarded the 2013 Academy for Eating Disorders Leadership in Research Award.


  • 2002–present
    Professor, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University


  • 1986 
    University of Tasmania, PhD