Health Sciences

Body Image, Eating and Weight Clinical Research Team (BEWT)

Body Image, Eating and Weight Clinical Research Team

The Body Image, Eating and Weight Clinical Research Team (BEWT) also sits within the Clinical Health Psychology research team. This group, led by Associate Professor Leah Brennan, conducts clinical research examining psychological aspects of eating, weight and body image. This includes research examining:

(1) psychological correlates of eating, weight and body image difficulties

(2) psychological outcomes of eating weight and body image prevention and treatment programs,

(3) efficacy/effectiveness of psychological prevention and treatment programs for eating, weight and body image.

The BEWT team works closely with the ACU Clinic for Healthy Eating and Weight (CHEW), a community-based clinic offering high quality, low cost psychological assessment and treatment of eating, weight and body image concerns. The clinic provides a range of evidence-based programs for treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, emotional eating, obesity, weight and shape concerns, body image concerns and child feeding problems. Visit the CHEW webpages for more information.