Urgent Call for Participants: Striving for a better future – hope and fear when recovering from eating disorders

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The purpose of  following thesis is to investigate how futures are hoped and strived for by those suffering from eating disorders, and the consequences this has on their reocvery journey. I aim to consider the role of the imagined future in shaping recovery. I am also exploring how the imagined future can incite multiple, conflicting emotions,  contributing to ambivalence towards recovery. By sharing your reflections, you will be helping myself and the University of Edinburgh to better understand experiences of recovering from an eating disorder and how recovery journeys shape and are shaped by the future.

Dear Readers,

 

Please find below a call for participants in a very unique and timely study by Hannah Wybrow from University of Edinburgh. Please do consider being part of this timely study, by doing so you’ll be making a great contribution in this research.

 

 

 

My name is Hannah Whybrow, and I am a 4th Year Undergraduate in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, with a particular interest in the role of hope in shaping lives. I would like to invite you to partake in my dissertation research, titled: Striving for a better future – hope and fear when recovering from eating disorders.

 

Having struggled with an eating disorder for most of my teens, I wanted my project to contribute to a better understanding of how eating disorders can affect people, particularly as this is one of the most underfunded mental health research areas. The purpose of my thesis is to investigate how futures are hoped and strived for by those suffering from eating disorders, and the consequences this has on their recovery journey. I aim to consider the role of the imagined future in shaping recovery. I am also exploring how the imagined future can incite multiple, conflicting emotions,  contributing to ambivalence towards recovery. By sharing your reflections, you will be helping myself and the University of Edinburgh to better understand experiences of recovering from an eating disorder and how recovery journeys shape and are shaped by the future.

 

Involvement in this study is one-off, voluntary and unpaid. You will be asked to write a short reflective piece reflecting on your experience recovering from an eating disorder, using the prompt: “How has the idea of the future shaped your recovery journey?”. There is no minimum or maximum word count, however, between 100-500 words is recommended. You have the right to withdraw at any point during the study, or for any information disclosed to be excluded from analysis, by getting in touch with the Principal Investigator: Hannah Whybrow, s1726198@sms.ed.ac.uk.

 

If you would like to be involved, please get in touch via email, or follow this link to provide your response: https://edinburgh.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8okIT5mw8l1zmOF.

 

 

Thank you so much!

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Islam and Eating Disorders founded in 2012 – run by Maha Khan, the blog creates awareness of Eating Disorders in the Muslim world, offers information and support for sufferers and their loved ones.

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