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Fathers' experiences of their sons' eating disorder

01 May 2019

This study aims to gain a better understanding of how fathers experience having a son with an eating disorder. The knowledge gained can contribute towards raising awareness about fathers’ experiences and potential needs. This could help tailor support services to fathers who have sons experiencing an eating disorder.
Interviews held all over the UK - at a time and place convenient to you


  • -Fathers
  • -Aged 18 and over
  • -whose sons experienced an eating disorder between the ages 16 and 24 years (current or past).
  • -A formal diagnosis of an eating disorder is not necessary.

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Ethical approval

This study has has received ethical approval by Regent’s University London, April 2019.

About the researcher

I am a trainee counselling psychologist, specialising in male eating disorders. This research forms a part of my professional doctorate.

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