Take part in research

Are you aged 18-25 and recovering from an eating disorder? Did social media influence your recovery?

Lina Gharakhanian
Deadline: February 2023

I am a BSc Health and Medical sciences student at the University of Warwick. I am conducting this research as part of my dissertation. The study aims to investigate the impact of social media (i.e., social networking sites, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, Facebook) on the recovery journey of young people who have lived experience with eating disorders. This research will include all forms of eating disorders (any of a range of psychological disorders characterised by abnormal or disturbed eating habits such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, muscle dysmorphia, other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED).

Taking part involves a short questionnaire and a 30-60 minute interview via Microsoft Teams. You will receive a gift voucher (£20 Love2shop voucher) to thank you for your time.

You must be aged 18 – 25 years to take part in this study. 

    Why participate?

    • Despite eating disorders’ global prevalence, there is a lack of scientific research and general understanding of its nature in society
    • We need to better understand what impacts the recovery journey of young people from eating disorders
    • The results may benefit younger generations suffering from an eating disorder
    • Provides you with an opportunity to speak to someone who is highly passionate and empathetic


    • 18 to 25 years old
    • Residing in the United Kingdom
    • Recovering from an eating disorder (managing eating so that it no longer negatively affects your health and wellbeing)
    • If you are unsure whether you meet the requirements, email the lead researcher (details below)

    Contact details:

    For more information or to volunteer for this study, please contact the Lead Researcher, Lina Gharakhanian, Undergraduate Student, Warwick Medical School; Email: lina.gharakhanian@warwick.ac.uk;

    The research is supervised by Dr Helena Tuomainen, Assistant Professor in Youth Mental Health, Warwick Medical School; Email: helena.tuomainen@warwick.ac.uk


    This study has been reviewed and given favourable opinion by the University of Warwick’s Biomedical & Scientific Research Ethics Committee (BSREC).


    Please note that any research opportunities featured are not connected to Talk ED and inclusion does not represent endorsement of the project. Talk ED does not accept responsibility for any aspect of the research or data collected.