Professor Tracey Wade

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1993 …2024

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Research Biography

Tracey Wade has worked as a clinician in the area of eating disorders for almost 30 years and has been working full time as an academic since 1999. She was awarded the Ian M Campbell memorial prize for outstanding contribution to the scientific or professional status of Clinical Psychology in Australia in 2000 and in 2003 she was awarded the Australian Psychological Society Early Career Award. She is on the Management Committee responsible for the oversight and development of the new Statewide Eating Disorders Service in South Australia and is a member of the federally funded Steering Committee of the National Eating Disorder Collaboration. Her current research interests are in the aetiology, prevention and treatment of eating disorders and perfectionism. She has co-written 2 books on the treatment of perfectionism and has over 200 publications in peer reviewed journals. In 2015 she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and she was the president of Eating Disorder Research Society over 2017-2018. She is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Research Interests

Main research interest is in the area of eating disorders - bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa, including: risk factors (genetic and environmental), diagnostic and classificatory issues; treatment, prevention, the impact of perfection.

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Eating Disorders (7)
  • Cardiovascular health (2)
  • Perfectionism (2)
  • Oncology (1)
  • Pregnancy in youth (1)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Clinical Psychology (5)

Research Areas

  • Clinical psychology
  • Psychology

Supervisory Interests

  • Prevention of eating disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Treating eating disorders


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