Dr. Hunna Watson

During fall 2011, the UNC Eating Disorders Program welcomed Dr. Hunna Watson to our team as a research fellow. Dr. Watson is a senior research psychologist at the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) and a senior research scientist at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Australia. During her nine weeks with our program, she assisted in our community-based Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) and helped with our other clinical trials (CBT4BN, NURTURE, etc.). Although she returned to Australia at the end of December, she has stayed actively engaged in our program by commuting with our researchers and collaborating on various projects. She will also be presenting the MoBa validation paper that she co-wrote with Dr. Bulik at the 10th Annual Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders Conference in Adelaide this August.

In April 2012, Dr. Watson wrote a brief article about work with our program in the CCI’s monthly newsletter. She explains that she “thoroughly enjoyed [her] stay, [found the] staff [to be] brilliant, and [thought] Professor Bulik’s guidance and support were invaluable”. She provided her Australian colleagues with a beautiful description of the duality of Chapel Hill, explaining that is both a “quaint university town” while also being a “large and medically focused” area. We were thrilled to read that Dr. Watson enjoyed her time with our program, and we definitely look forward to her return and continued collaboration.

If you would like to read more about the Centre for Clinical Interventions in Western Australia, please visit www.cci.health.wa.gov.au. If you would like a copy of the CCI’s newsletter, please contact Lauren Janson (lauren_janson@med.unc.edu).

By: Lauren Janson