Take part in the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative UK (EDGI UK)

Join our major research study to better understand the genetic and environmental links to eating disorders and help develop better treatments.

  • Kings College London
  • NIHR
  • Beat
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Our Team

  • Professor Gerome Breen
    Professor Gerome Breen,
    Scientific Lead
  • Professor Janet Treasure
    Professor Janet Treasure,
    Clinical Lead
  • Dr Gursharan Kalsi
    Dr Gursharan Kalsi,
    Manager of NIHR Maudsley
  • Dr Hubertus Himmerich
    Dr Hubertus Himmerich,
    Clinical Psychiatry Lead
  • Dr Karina Allen
    Dr Karina Allen,
    Consultant Clinical Psychologist
  • Tom Quinn
    Tom Quinn,
    Director of External Affairs at Beat
  • Anna Carnegie
    Anna Carnegie,
    Coordinator for the EDCRN project
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International Sites

EDGI UK is proud to be part of an international collaboration with other EDGI projects around the world. Together, we hope to have 40,000 participants take part in the world’s largest eating disorders genetics project!

If you live in any of the countries below, you can sign up to take part in eating disorder research. Please note, you must live in the country where you are taking part (i.e. you can only take part in EDGI USA if you live in the USA.)

International Sites
Am I Eligible?

To take part in the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative, part of the NIHR BioResource, you must:

  • Have experienced, or have been diagnosed with an eating disorder
  • Be aged 16 and above
  • Live in England

Sign up TO EDGI UK, part of the NIHR BioResource

Developed in collaboration with Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity, and with patients and service users.

If you are younger than 16 and interested in taking part, please contact the EDGI UK team at edgi@kcl.ac.uk.

You can withdraw from the study at any time.

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The EDGI UK enrolment process consists of four steps:

  • Reading the Information Sheet
  • Providing consent
  • Completing our questionnaire
  • Providing a saliva sample
Talk to us

Please be aware that phone calls go straight to voicemail. We recommend emailing for a faster response.

Our Office hours are:
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Please note that we will not be able to call you back if the number provided is not a UK based telephone number

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