Professor Janet Treasure, OBE PhD FRCP FRCPsych has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders at the South London and Maudsley Hospital and had an academic career at King’s College, London for the majority of her career. The Unit continues to be one of the premier European academic centers for eating disorders. In their innovative approach to training and treatment they have adopted the newest technologies including iPODs, DVDs and web-based programmes as part of their interventions. Professor Treasure has spearheaded projects that introduce recovered patients and carers into the audit and development plans for clinical services and also in the delivery of training for professionals, carers and patients.
She holds various posts as Trustee, or other various roles. on several eating disorders charities: BEAT, SUCCEED, Student Minds, FEAST, Diabetics with Eating Disorders DWED, Psychiatry Research Trust, Charlotte’s Helix. She is currently collaborator and PI on several NIHR and HTA grants and BRC PhD and charity scholarships. She has supervised over 25 PhD students over her career, examined over 14 UK PhDs and 3 PhDs from Australia as well as many MSc projects.
She is on the board of Section for Eating Disorders of the World Psychiatric and Vice Chair World Biological Psychiatry Associations. She was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders in 2008. She was co-chair of the Section of Neuropsychology 2008-2012. She is an International Representative on the Credentialing Task Force for residential services of the Academy of Eating Disorders. Professor Treasure is an associate editor of the European Eating Disorder Review and The Journal of Eating Disorders and is on the board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders and Weight and Eating Disorders.