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EDGI, Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) is the largest ever genetic research study of eating disorders.

EDGI hopes to understand how genes can influence an individual’s risk for developing bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder and anorexia nervosa. Participants in EDGI will provide a saliva DNA sample and complete a series of online questionnaires. This study is led by Principal Investigator Caroline Webb in LPT. Further information can be found here:



DECODE, Learning Disabilities

NIHR DECODE: Data-driven machinE-learning aided stratification and management of multiple long-term COnditions in adults with intellectual disabilitiEs

Some people with learning disabilities have health problems that last a long time.
The DECODE project wants to help people with learning disabilities have better healthcare. The researchers want to talk to people about what they think is good and bad about their healthcare. The researchers will use computers to organise the information. DECODE is part of 7 research studies across the UK using artificial intelligence. It is funded by the NIHR. The principal investigators for this study are Dr Satheesh Gangadharan and Thomas Jun
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Delivering Eating Disorder Treatment to Autistic People, Eating Disorders

The purpose of this project is to gain a better understanding of how psychological interventions are used clinically with autistic service-users living with an eating disorder.

This research aims to understand how healthcare practitioners deliver eating disorder treatments, namely Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) and the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA), for autistic service-users and what, if any, adaptations are made to therapeutic style and materials to achieve better outcomes. The local collaborator for this study in LPT in Zoe Thistlewood.



Exploring practitioners’ experiences of CAMHS Telephone Triage before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic: An interpretative phenomenological analysis, CAMHS

This project aims to explore and gain telephone triage practitioners’ experience of delivering phone triage for children and young people’s mental health before, during and after the COVID19 lockdown.

Led by Taona Chatora in LPT, this research aims to gain understanding and attain meaning from practitioners’ lived experience of telephone triage in CAMHS before, during and after the COVID19 lockdown. This is essential in supporting practitioners’ wellbeing, training and decision making for junior and newly qualified practitioners in a climate of ever-increasing workloads and workforce challenges.

The information on this page is correct as of January 2023.

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