Our researchers at University College London and Cardiff University want to learn more about the experience of anorexia nervosa in autistic women. They want to interview autistic people with a history of anorexia, their family members and healthcare professionals.

Who are they looking for?

This research study is looking for:

  • Autistic women (over the age of 18 years) who have received a formal diagnosis of autism/Asperger's, and who have a past or current diagnosis of anorexia nervosa
  • Family members of autistic women with anorexia nervosa
  • Health care professionals, who have experience of working with individuals with anorexia nervosa and/or autism

What would happen if I took part in the study?

If you decide to take part in the research study, you would be interviewed by a female researcher about your experiences of eating disorders in autistic women.

Interviews would take place face-to-face, but can be carried out over the phone or online if preferred.

You would contribute to research, that hopes to inform future research and clinical practice so that eating disorders services and other mental health services will become more accessible for autistic individuals.

Will I get paid?

Participants who take part will be offered £10 in cash plus travel expenses to thank them for their time.

Get in touch

If you are interested in taking part or would like more information, please contact:

Janina Brede (janina.brede@ucl.ac.uk) in London 

or if you live nearer Wales, contact Charli Babb (babbc@cardiff.ac.uk) in Cardiff.