Imogen Peebles

Thesis title: The impact of peer relationships on eating disorder recovery in inpatient settings


I was introduced to Psychology at Bangor Univeristy, where I completed my Undergraduate degree. I stayed on  and completed my MSc in Clinical and Health psychology. 

After leaving North Wales, I returned to London and worked as a Healthcare assistant at Ellern Mede, a specialist eating disorder hospital. There I developed my interest in eating disorders and was able to gain clinical experience.  

At the beginning of 2020, I moved to Edinburgh and began working as an assistant psychologist in the Eating Disorder Development Team in NHS Lothian. I started my PhD in September 2020. 


Psychology BSc Bangor University (First class Hons)

Clinical and Health Psychology MSc Bangor University (Distinction)

Research summary

I am interested in mental health, primarily with a child and adolescent population. Specifically, my research focus is on eating disorders. I am interested in their development, maintenance and clinical interventions for their treatment. 

My PhD project will aim to investigate the impact of peer relationships and friendships on eating disorder recovery in inpatient settings. 

Current research interests

Child and adolescent mental health, Eating disorders, Peer relationships, Clinical interventions

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