Professor Kate Tchanturia has been elected as a new member of Academia Europaea, joining over 4500 leading experts in science, education, and research.
Kate Tchanturia is a Professor of Psychology in Eating Disorders at the IoPPN. She co-leads the Eating Disorders Research Group at King’s College London, which aims to find out more about the neurobiological, genetic, and psychological causes and consequences of eating disorders in order to develop better treatments.
It is a great pleasure to be elected as a member of the Academy of Europe. This recognition is particularly important to me as although neither of my home countries (the UK and Georgia) are part of European Union, as a scientist as well as personally I feel part of the European family and this honour is very dear to my heart. I would like to thank all collaborators and people who inspired me on my journey in psychology– Professor Kate Tchanturia
Professor Tchanturia is a fellow of 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.
Academia Europaea is a European, non-governmental association whose 4500 members include leading experts in science, humanities, and law, alongside 72 Nobel Laureates. Election to the academy involves nomination from two members and board decision. Each nominated individual is peer assessed to ensure they show sustained academic excellence in their field before being elected as a member of Academia Europaea.
The academy was established in 1988 and aims to promote European scholarship and research, influence governmental decisions, and encourage interdisciplinary and international research throughout Europe.