Professor Phillipa Hay

Professor Phillipa Hay



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Professor Hay is well known for her work in eating disorders. She is immediate past-President of the Australian Academy for Eating Disorders and a current member of the scientific committee and 2011 conference committee of the International Academy for Eating Disorders. She is committed to research that results in a better understanding of eating disorders to reduce the individual, family and community burden. Her current research focuses on randomised controlled trials of interventions for anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders, as well as public health and community interventions that will reduce barriers to accessing care. Other studies have explored the diagnostic status of disordered eating behaviours and eating disorder mental health literacy in the community, clinical and professional samples. She is a principal reviewer and writer of systematic reviews internationally in the field of eating disorders for the highly regarded Cochrane Library and Clinical Evidence. This work led to selection of a review for publication in the British Medical Journal. She has also received recognition through being invited to submit articles and commentaries to Australasian and International journals, publications and books.

Member Executive and immediate Past-President Executive Committee for the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders 2003-Chair Committee for Educational Quality and Reporting and member of Board of Education of the RANZCP 2007-Member Board of Education and Deputy Chair Board of Professional Practice and Partnerships, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2009-Member Scientific Committee of International Academy for Eating Disorders 2009-Co-Chair Sisterhood and Chapters Committee of International Academy for Eating Disorders 2010- (and member since 2009)

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  • PhD University of Oxford (UK)
  • PhD University of Otago


  • Eating Disorders
  • Evidence based medicine
  • Mental Health literacy