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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

About the Faculty of Eating Disorders


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Eating Disorders Section and Executive CommitteeThe Council agreed in 2006 that a new College Section in Eating Disorders should be established in place of the Eating Disorders Special Interest Group (EDSIG). The Eating Disorders Section was born in June 2007. 

The EDSIG began life in 1990 as the College Eating Disorders Working Group. This group produced College Council Report CR 14, on eating disorders services in the UK. This survey has recently been updated in collaboration with the Consumers Association and a report published in Health Which.

In the following years, the group collaborated with the Eating Disorders Association in the preparation of their guides to purchasing and providing services and in a large survey of EDA members' views of their treatment. The Special Interest Group was inaugurated at the Annual meeting of the College, in Torquay, 6 July 1995, with Professor Gerald Russell as its first Chair. It brings together psychiatrists working in the field aiming to exchange information and improve services for this often neglected group of patients and their families.

All College Sections became Faculties at the College AGM on 24 June 2014.

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Executive Committee

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Dasha Nicholls 2015 (E) Chair
Dr Helen Murphy 2015 (C) Financial Officer
Dr Agnes Ayton 2015 (E) Vice Chair
Dr Navjot Bedi 2015 (E) Elected Member
Dr Mark Berelowitz 2015 (E) Elected Member
Dr Andrea Brown 2015 (E) Elected Member
Dr Joan Brunton 2013 (E) Elected Member
Dr William Jones 2015 (E) Elected Member
Dr Izabela Jurewicz 2013 (C) Co-opted Member
Mrs Veronica Kamerling 2015 (C) Co-opted Member
Dr Ashish Kumar 2015 (E) Elected Member
Dr Jessica Morgan 2015 (C) Co-opted Member
Dr Carolyn Nahman 2013 (E) Elected Member
Mr Andrew Radford 2016 (C) Co-opted Member
Dr Sandeep Ranote 2015 (E) Elected Member
Dr Sonu Sharma 2013 (E) Elected Member
Dr Miroslava Simic 2015 (E) Elected Member
Dr Jane Whittaker 2015 (E) Elected Member
Dr Irene Yi 2015 (C) Academic Secretary



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