Special Interest Group in Eating Disorders

The Special Interest Group in Eating Disorders (SIGED) is dedicated to providing a forum for psychologists with an interest in eating disorders. SIGED aims to promote professional development in clinical practice, research and training for psychologists who work or are interested in the field of eating disorders.

The mission of SIGED will be achieved through workshops, talks and symposia as well as through collaborative partnerships with national and international eating disorder agencies. The SIGED will engage with universities to encourage and promote eating disorder research and its translation into evidence-based practices. The SIGED will seek to promote greater awareness and understanding of the lived experiences of service users and their family members while disseminating current evidence-based information in the field of eating disorders to mental health and medical professionals, as well as to the general public.

Contact SIGED at: eatingdisorders@psychologicalsociety.ie

Who we are: Aims and Objectives

SIGED aims to support and address the concerns of psychologists and researchers, while developing a sense of community among members. 

  • To update members on research and evidence-based practice, through the identification and promotion of new eating disorder-related findings. 
  • To increase eating disorder-related content at conferences and relevant events. 
  • To offer a space for information sharing, discussion, research and professional support.
  • To increase awareness and create a deeper understanding of eating disorders both within psychology and at a wider societal level.
  • To encourage research on eating disorders to improve our understanding of the nature, prevalence, aetiology, and treatment of eating pathology. 
  • To promote a collaboration among researchers and clinicians in the area of eating disorders.
  • To foster a sense of community through personal, professional and social development opportunities. 
  • To work alongside other national and international organisations in promoting and informing best evidence-based practices in the treatment of eating disorders.


Deirbhile Malone


Niamh Clarke

Membership Secretary

Aoife-Marie Foran

Public Relations Officer

Kieran Patel


Czara Casey

Events Coordinator

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