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Literary Reading and Eating Disorders

Knowledge Exchange Fellow 2014-15 Emily Troscianko has been working to develop a lasting partnership with Beat, the UK’s leading eating-disorders charity. Emily's work with Beat began a long-overdue investigation of how fiction affects and is affected by readers’ mental health.

The first of two papers from this collaboration has been published in the Journal of Eating Disorders. Literary reading and eating disorders: survey evidence of therapeutic help and harm is available to read here