Posted on behalf of Durham University Psychology Department

Listen to me: Your chance to have your say about research into Eating Distress

Studies relating personality types to eating disorders are well-intentioned, but psychological labels like ‘perfectionist’ or ‘anxious’ can dehumanise us,  make us feel invisible or misunderstood. They create divides between researchers and the people the research is supposed to help.

However, if we ignore the idea that personality may be related to having chronic eating difficulties, we might be missing an important point. So how can research into Eating Disorders be done without making people feel labelled?

Please come and tell us what you think. We want to listen.

For more information about our next discussion group in Durham or Stockton, please email Lois Grayson at  Or call 07957 360 880 (Mon-Fri).

All communication will be completely confidential. This project has been approved by the Durham University Psychology Department Ethics Committee.