Funding for this research was provided by:
Society for Mental Health Research
National Health and Medical Research Council (GNT 1158276)
Received: 27 September 2019
Accepted: 30 January 2020
First Online: 28 February 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: A passive parental consent procedure was used for this study, whereby consent was assumed if parents did not actively opt their child out of the study. Students were required to provide online assent for participation on the day of the survey. Ethics approval for the study was received from the Macquarie University Human Research Ethics Committee and the NSW Department of Education.
: Not applicable.
: Dr. Mitchison is supported by the National Medical and Health Research Council (GNT 1158276). Professor 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 PlosMedicine 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 Member of the ICD-11 Working Group for Eating Disorders (2012-) and was Chair Clinical Practice Guidelines Project Working Group (Eating Disorders) of RANZCP (2012–2015). She has conducted education for psychiatrists and prepared a report under contract for Shire Pharmaceuticals (July 2017). All views in this paper are her own.