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About Us

Professor Roz Shafran

Professor Roz Shafran is the Chair of Translational Psychology at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. Her work in obsessive compulsive disorder and eating disorders led to her interest in the treatment of perfectionism. The original intervention was developed with colleagues Professor Christopher G Fairburn and Professor Zafra Cooper at Oxford University where she held a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowship. Her clinical research interests focus on the development, evaluation, dissemination, and implementation of cognitive behavioural treatments across the age range including anxiety, loneliness, perfectionism and Long Covid. She has received over £10m of research and training funding from national and international funding agencies and charities. She has provided national and international training workshops in her areas of clinical expertise, has over peer-reviewed 300 publications, has written several books and has received multiple awards for her work.

Professor Tracey Wade

Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor Tracey Wade has worked as a clinician and researcher in eating disorders for over 30 years. Her work in this area led to an interest in perfectionism, which often co-occurs with eating disorders. In 2015 she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. In 2016 she was made an Inaugural Honorary Fellow of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy. In 2017-18 she was the president of the Eating Disorder Research Society. In 2019 she was appointed Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and was a recipient of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2020 she was the recipient of the Academy of Eating Disorders Outstanding Clinician Award. In 2023 she received the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy Distinguished Career Award. She is the director of the Flinders Institute for Mental Health and Wellbeing, the Blackbird Initiative, and the Flinders University Services for Eating Disorders (FUSED). She has cowritten 3 books and has over 270 publications in peer-reviewed journals. 

Professor Sarah Egan

Professor Sarah Egan is from the enAble Institute and Discipline of Psychology, School of Population Health, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.  Her research interests include the understanding and treatment of perfectionism as a transdiagnostic process across anxiety, depression and eating disorders, and eating disorders in children and adolescents.  Professor Egan has published over 130 peer-reviewed journal articles and 9 books/book chapters.  She has worked as a clinical psychologist for over 20 years and was appointed in 2017 as a Fellow of the Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (AACBT) in recognition of distinguished contribution to the advancement of CBT knowledge, practice and contribution to AACBT, which she served on for 20 years.  Professor Egan was the chair of the World Congress of CBT committee and appointed as the inaugural president of the World Confederation of CBT.  Professor Egan has received over 1.9 million dollars in competitive grant funding from Australian and international funding agencies in the UK and Germany.  She has presented numerous workshops and invited addresses on perfectionism throughout the world, and has been involved for many years in teaching, as the previous director of Clinical Psychology training at Curtin University.  

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