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11 May 2022

Professor Janet Treasure elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Treasure is one of 60 new Fellows to be elected to the prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences.

Professor Janet Treasure

Professor Janet Treasure joins outstanding biomedical and health scientists as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The new Fellows were selected for their exceptional contributions to the advancement of medical science and translation of scientific knowledge into benefits for patients and society.

Professor Treasure is a world-leading clinical and academic psychiatrist at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She is a senior member of the Eating Disorders Research Group at King’s with Professor Ulrike Schmidt and Professor Kate Tchanturia, which specialises in understanding the neurobiological, genetic, and psychological causes and consequences of eating disorders. She has led several multi-centre treatment studies, including most recently the development of the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) and the new Maudsley Collaborative Care approach for supporters in order to improve transitions from high intensity care for patients with severe anorexia nervosa.

This honour is of importance not just for me but for the field of eating disorders as a whole. A recent report from BEAT 2021 noted how little research resource had been allocated to eating disorders despite the huge morbidity burden on individuals and their families. I hope that this recognition will encourage more individuals to become involved in this area.

Professor Janet Treasure, Academic and Clinical Psychiatrist at the IoPPN and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Treasure has over 42,000 citations with a h-index of 115. She has written numerous books on eating disorders and has cowritten books with people with lived experience. In 2013, Professor Treasure was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for Services to People with Eating Disorders.

Professor Dame Anne Johnson PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences said “It gives me great pleasure to welcome these 60 experts to the Fellowship to help to address the major health challenges facing society.

"Each of the new Fellows has made important contributions to the health of our society, with a breadth of expertise ranging from the physical and mental health of young people to parasitic diseases and computational biology.”

The Academy of Medical Sciences are the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science, with a mission is to advance biomedical and health research and its translation into benefits for society.

The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy on Monday 27 June 2022.

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Janet Treasure

Professor of Adult Psychiatry