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Our Mental Wellness is a lecture series that focuses on mental health topics of broad interest to staff, students and Mental Health logo image of head surrounded by colourful bubblesalumni. This fifth talk in the series, on the topic of Understanding and Managing Eating Disorders, is an evidence-based, practical talk that aims to help you understand what eating disorders are and how they can be managed.

The main presentation will be given by Rebecca Murphy, Senior Research Clinician. A Q&A panel discussion will follow, chaired by Catharine Creswell (Professor of Developmental Clinical Psychology). The panel will include:

  • Rebecca Murphy
  • Robin Murphy
  • Deborah Waller (GP in a central Oxford NHS practice who specialises in eating disorders)

About the talk:

In this talk, you’ll find out what eating disorders are and common myths about them. We'll also discuss evidence-based treatments and provide guidance on what you can do if you, or someone you know, is struggling with eating problems.


About the speaker:

Rebecca Murphy's clinical and research expertise is in an enhanced form of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for eating disorders (CBT-E), which she delivered as a trial therapist for several years. She took a particular interest in the mediators of change in psychological treatments.  More recently, her work has focused on disseminating CBT-E, including the development and evaluation of Digital CBTe, a self-help programme for eating disorders which is delivered online (via a website and a mobile application). 

About the Series:

We have come to realise the importance of mental health issues and the impact they can have on individuals as well as on society at large. But, can you separate the facts from the myths? Do you know how to promote your own mental wellness and help those around you?

At Oxford, we have some of the world’s leading researchers helping us understand the causes of mental conditions and develop effective evidence-based treatments. We are bringing them together in a new series – Our Mental Wellness – to share their knowledge and answer your questions about how we can look after each others’ mental wellness in our community.

Our Mental Wellness talks will take place twice per term.

Do you have a question you'd like to ask the panel?

When you register, you will be given the opportunity to submit a mental health question related to the topic of the talk for the panel to answer. Alternatively, please email your question to Halley Cohen (Public Relations Officer).


How to register and other practical information: 

Registration is required and only students, staff and alumni at the University of Oxford are invited to attend. Please note that for security reasons, we will only be able to accept registrations from those with an Oxford University email address that ends in If you don't have an Oxford email address, you will be able to attend the live stream via our YouTube channel.

If you'd like to attend, please click on the registration button below. After you register, you will be sent a unique login link for you to use on the day and please be aware that you won't be able to join the event without it.

The Zoom Waiting Room will open at 9:45am on the day of the talk and attendees will automatically join the talk at 10:00am.