Tracey Wade has worked as a clinician in the area of eating disorders for almost 30 years and has been working full time as an academic since 1999. She is the Academic Lead of the Statewide Eating Disorders Service in South Australia and is a member of the federally funded Steering Committee of the National Eating Disorder Collaboration. Her current research interests are in the aetiology, prevention and treatment of eating disorders and perfectionism. She has co-written 2 books on the treatment of perfectionism and has over 180 publications in peer reviewed journals. In 2015 she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and she was the president of Eating Disorder Research Society in 2017/2018. She is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, and a member of the Million Minds Expert Advisory Panel.
2000: Ian M Campbell memorial prize for outstanding contribution to the scientific or professional status of Clinical Psychology in Australia; 2003: Australian Psychological Society Early Career Award; 2019: Australia and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders Distinguished Achievement Award
Main research interest is in the area of eating disorders - bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa, including: risk factors (genetic and environmental), diagnostic and classificatory issues; treatment, prevention, the impact of perfection.
Member of the steering committee of the National Eating Disorder Collaboration, commissioned by the Federal Government to formulate a long term approach to the promotion, prevention, early intervention and management for eating disorders to help improve the health outcomes for persons with, or at risk of, eating disorders.
Statewide Eating Disorder Service: member of the management committee and academic lead.
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