About us

The Faculty of Eating Disorders works to secure the best outcome for people with eating disorders by: promoting excellent services, supporting the prevention of eating disorders and ensuring prompt treatment to achieve higher recovery rates and prevent complications, improving medical training in eating disorders, promoting quality and research, setting standards and being the voice of eating disorder psychiatry.

Executive committee

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Agnes Ayton 2019 (E) Chair
Dr Ashish Kumar 2019 (E) Vice Chair
Dr Andrea Brown 2019 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Ali Ibrahim 2021 (E) Academic Secretary
Mrs Suzanne Baker 2020 (A) Patient/Carer Representative
Dr Helen Bould 2021 (E) Committee Member
Dr Matthew Cahill 2021 (C) Committee Member
Dr David Cano Ochando 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr Victoria Chapman 2021 (E) Committee Member
Dr Anna Conway Morris 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr David Coyle 2021 (A) Northern Ireland
Dr Philip Crockett 2020 (A) Scotland
Mr James Downs 2021 (A) Patient Representative
Dr Rachel Elvins 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr Lauren Gavaghan 2021 (E) Committee Member
Dr Izabela Jurewicz 2021 (A) Wales
Dr Ruth Marshall 2019 (E) Committee Member
Mrs Helen Missen 2020 (C) Committee Member
Dr Shraeosee Mukherjee 2019 (E) Committee Member
Mr Andrew Radford 2016 (C) Committee Member
Prof. Sandeep Ranote 2021 (C) Committee Member
Dr Samantha Scholtz 2021 (E) Committee Member
Dr Jaco Serfontein 2019 (E) Committee Member
Dr Kathryn Speedy 2020 (A) PTC Rep

In 1990 a College eating disorders working group was set up to produce Council Report 14 on eating disorders services in the UK.

This group led to the development of the Eating Disorders Special Interest Group (EDSIG), which was inaugurated by the College in 1995 with Professor Gerald Russell as its first Chair.

In 2006, the Council agreed that a new College section in eating disorders should be established in place of the EDSIG, and the Eating Disorders section came into being in June 2007.

In 2014, all College sections became faculties and we became the Faculty of Eating Disorders Psychiatry.

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