Psychological distress associated with gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with anorexia nervosa

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Group Leader Email Number Webpage
Dr Simon Knowles 93424033 Personal web page
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Lara McCartney 9342 4033

Project Details

Royal Melbourne Hospital has the largest inpatient unit for the treatment of eating disorders in Victoria. Individuals with eating disorders commonly present with somatic and gastrointestinal complaints. Malnutrition and eating disorder behaviours can lead to numerous gastrointestinal complications including gastroparesis, constipation, pancreatitis and gastro-oesophageal reflux.

This project would be designed to explore the rates of gastrointestinal symptoms in an (inpatient) cohort of individuals with eating disorders and evaluate the relationship between GI symptoms and psychological distress.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Women's Health

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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