Received: 30 August 2019
Accepted: 13 January 2020
First Online: 3 February 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics approval was granted by the Western Sydney University Human Research Ethics Committee in Australia (Reference: H11464). Participants provided written consent expressing their voluntary participation, use of data in research and publication.
: All participants provided written informed consent for publication of grouped (not individual or identifying) data.
: Professor Phillipa Hay receives/has received sessional fees and lecture fees from the Australian Medical Council, Therapeutic Guidelines publication, and New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry and royalties/honoraria from Hogrefe and Huber, McGraw Hill Education, and Blackwell Scientific Publications, Biomed Central and Plos Medicine and she has received research grants from the NHMRC and ARC. She is Chair of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration Steering Committee in Australia (2019-) and was Member of the ICD-11 Working Group for Eating Disorders (2012-2018) and was Chair Clinical Practice Guidelines Project Working Group (Eating Disorders) of RANZCP (2012-2015). She has prepared a report under contract for Shire Pharmaceuticals in regard to Binge Eating Disorder (BED; July 2017) and Honoria for training Psychiatrist in BED assessment. She is an Editor-in-Chief of this journal, and JC is on the editorial board. Ranidu S. Lewke-Bandara, Priyanka Thapliyal and Janet Conti declare no competeting interests.