I am delighted to oversee the scientific programme of EDRS 2024. It is one of the most important organisations in our field and I hope the conference in Sitges 2024 will be stimulating for everyone, from young researchers to senior professionals in our field. We will be focusing on comorbidities making eating disorder research and clinical work challenging. EDRS mainly takes place in the USA, bringing it back to Europe is a big responsibility and I hope international visitors will enjoy the content and context of EDRS 2024. I hope that researchers from all countries will benefit from the excellent networking opportunity and multidisciplinary cutting-edge science.Professor Kate Tchanturia, Professor of Psychology in Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychological Medicine, King’s IoPPN
26 September 2023
Professor Kate Tchanturia elected President of the Eating Disorders Research Society
Professor Tchanturia has been elected as President to the prestigious international Eating Disorders Research Society (EDRS), the largest international organisation for researchers working in the field of eating disorders.
Professor Kate Tchanturia has been elected by the EDRS membership as President of the EDRS 2024. Professor Tchanturia is the first EDRS president elected from King’s College London, and third president from the UK, following Professor Bryan Lask in 2011 and Glenn Waller in 2023.
The Eating Disorder Research Society is the largest and most prestigious international organisation for researchers working in the field of eating disorders; with an interest in anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder and obesity. The purpose of the organisation is to hold an annual scientific meeting during which the most recent research in the field are presented and discussed.
Kate Tchanturia is Professor of Psychology in Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychological Medicine at King’s. Kate is also Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in the Department of Eating Disorders. Kate joined the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's in 1997.
Kate leads the Eating Disorders Research Group at King’s, which aims to find out more about the cognitive and emotional causes and consequences of eating disorders and comorbid conditions in order to develop better treatments. Her research lab includes postdoctoral research workers, PhD students, Doctoral Clinical psychology trainees, MSc students and international academic visitors.
Outside of KCL, Kate is a fellow of the Academy of Europe, the British Psychological Society, the Academy of Eating Disorders, and the Higher Education Academy UK. She is also a visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Illia State University, Georgia, and an associate editor of the Journal of European Eating Disorder Review.
The EDRS will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at the 2024 annual meeting in Sitges Spain, 26-28 September 2024.