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Professor Christopher Fairburn FMedSci

Job Title
Wellcome Principal Research Fellow
Department
Centre for Research on Dissemination at Oxford (CREDO)
Institution
University of Oxford
Year elected
2001

Interests

Specialities

eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and allied conditions); psychological treatments (effects, mechanisms of action and dissemination)

Section committee elected by

Psychiatry, psychology and mental health, public health, epidemiology and statistics

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Professor Christopher Fairburn is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. He is a world leader in research and treatment of eating disorders. In the early 1980’s he developed a new psychological treatment for bulimia nervosa, cognitive behaviour therapy. The efficacy of this treatment has now been confirmed in more than 20 controlled trials.

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