Health and Wellbeing Alumni
PhD Researcher in Health and Wellbeing (ESRC 1+3)
School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
Start date: October 2015
Graduation date: November 2020
Research topic: Does anxiety exert a causal influence on risk for anorexia nervosa?
My research interests surround the aetiology of psychiatric disorders, and in particular anorexia nervosa. I also have an interest in the use of methodologies that promote the validity of inferences from research findings. My PhD research seeks to address whether anxiety phenotypes have a causal influence on anorexia nervosa. I am using a range of epidemiological approaches to test my hypotheses, with the aim of triangulating findings across different studies to promote the robustness of conclusions. In addition to my PhD research, I am involved with projects that probe biological and psychological mediators of eating behaviour and disordered eating.
Research supervisors: Dr Anne Haase (Bristol), Dr Bas Verplanken (Bath)