A UK-wide collaborative network of autism and eating disorder researchers.

What is EDAC’s purpose?

There is a pressing need for new research focusing on eating disorders in Autistic people, involving wider and more diverse collaborations.

EDAC aims to improve our understanding of eating disorders in Autistic people and develop better treatments for them by…

  • Bringing together an open and diverse research network led by Autistic people and lived experience.
  • Bridging the gap between autism and eating disorder research.
  • Creating better opportunities for early career researchers and peer researchers.

How does EDAC work?

EDAC will foster new partnerships across different sectors and disciplines, working collaboratively with Autistic people with lived experience – enabling Autistic people to lead and conduct eating disorder research.

EDAC comprises of four “work streams” which aim to support a strong foundation for the development of an interdisciplinary research network, led by Autistic people with lived experience of an eating disorder. The work streams are designed to bring different disciplines and communities together providing opportunities for innovative and meaningful research.

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Overall, EDAC aims to make Autistic-led change…

  • Through long-term collaboration between researchers, clinicians and Autistic people with lived experience.
  • By delivering meaningful and relevant research with the potential to make a significant impact on clinical outcomes.
  • To inspire and develop a new generation of eating disorder researchers who work collaboratively.
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