Georgie Parker

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I completed a BSc degree in Psychology from the University of Kent in 2017 and an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences from UCL in 2019. I previously worked for Rethink Mental Illness in East London, carrying out research looking into service user and professional views on electronic and paper medical records. Currently I am working as a research assistant at NELFT and University College London. In my spare time I volunteer for an online crisis text line service for the charity Shout as a Crisis Volunteer.

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Can therapy dogs lead more people into research?

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Georgie Parker summarises a qualitative study which finds that therapy dogs may help to improve research engagement in “hard to reach” populations.

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Digital CBT for eating disorders: a realistic way to bridge the treatment gap?

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Georgie Parker reviews a US cluster randomised controlled trial which finds that digital CBT is effective at reducing eating disorder symptoms in female college students.

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Assessing digital risk: a mixed-methods study assessing psychiatry trainee’s experiences, views and understanding

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Georgie Parker reviews a mixed-methods study exploring psychiatry trainees understanding, experience of and competence assessing and managing digital risk.

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Enhanced CBT for eating disorders: new review suggests it’s no more effective than other treatments, but it may act faster

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Georgie Parker summarises a recent systematic review which finds that enhanced CBT is an effective treatment for eating disorders, but no more effective than other treatments. However, some research suggests that CBT-E may act quicker and therefore be most cost effective than other treatments.

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MyFitnessPal: how people with eating disorders use the diet and exercise app

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Georgie Parker reviews a qualitative analysis of Reddit comments relating to the use of MyFitnessPal and its impact on eating disorder behaviours.

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Can eating behaviours in childhood predict eating disorder behaviours and diagnoses in adolescence?

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Georgie Parker summarises a longitudinal cohort study which finds that eating behaviours in childhood may predict eating disorder behaviours and diagnoses in adolescence.

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