Dr Simon Wilksch

Senior Research Fellow

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Social Sciences North (354)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
BPsych (Hons), PhD (Clin Psych)
Research interests

I am interested in the development and evaluation of school-based programs aimed at preventing eating disorders and obesity. These two health problems are well known for their serious physical, psychological, social and economic consequences. The prevention of both problems is an urgent priority and indeed, useful work has been completed targeting these problems separately. However, my research aims to take a broader approach and examine if it is possible to prevent both problems in a single program. This postdoctoral fellowship is funded by the Centre for Intergenerational Health and is being supervised by Professor Tracey Wade.

I am also interested in the treatment of eating disorders along with improving our understanding of eating disorder risk factors. For information on Media Smart, an evidence-based eating disorder prevention program, refer to research online.


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