Professor Phillipa Hay is Foundation Chair of Mental Health at the UWS School of Medicine, Senior Psychiatrist at the Macarthur Eating Disorder Clinic in Campbelltown and Adjunct Professor at James Cook University. She is immediate Past-President of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders and is Co-Chair of the Sisterhood, Affiliates and Chapters Committee of the International Academy for Eating Disorders. Her early seminal work was in analytic epidemiologic studies and community burden of bulimic eating disorders. Her current research program includes treatment trials, public health interventions and meta-analytic studies of efficacy. Professor Hay has been invited to give scientific addresses at meetings in every continent and she has written over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers.