Professor Phillipa Hay
- Areas of Research / Teaching Expertise
- Grants / Current Projects
- Awards and Recognition
- Selected Publications
- Contact Details
Professor Hay is well known for her work in eating disorders. She is immediate past-President of the Australian Academy for Eating Disorders and a current member of the scientific committee and 2011 conference committee of the International Academy for Eating Disorders.
She is committed to research that results in a better understanding of eating disorders to reduce the individual, family and community burden. Her current research focuses on randomised controlled trials of interventions for anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders, as well as public health and community interventions that will reduce barriers to accessing care. Other studies have explored the diagnostic status of disordered eating behaviours and eating disorder mental health literacy in the community, clinical and professional samples.
She is a principal reviewer and writer of systematic reviews internationally in the field of eating disorders for the highly regarded Cochrane Library and Clinical Evidence. This work led to selection of a review for publication in the British Medical Journal. She has also received recognition through being invited to submit articles and commentaries to Australasian and International journals, publications and books.
Areas of Research / Teaching Expertise
Evidence based medicine
Mental Health literacy
Grants / Current Projects
NHMRC Project Grant 2010-2013 $557,100. Prof Phillipa Hay, Prof Stephen Touyz, Dr Caroline Meyer, Dr John Arcelus, Dr Sloane Madden, Dr Ross Crosby, Prof Kathleen Pike. Taking a LEAP forward in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa: A randomised controlled trial.
NHMRC Project Grant 2010-2013 $584,125. Dr Susan Byrne, Prof Tracey Wade, Prof Phillipa Hay, Prof Stephen Touyz, Prof Christopher Fairburn, Prof Ulricke Schmidt. A randomized controlled trial of three treatments for anorexia nervosa in adults.
ARC Discovery Project Grant. 2010-2012 $214,000. Prof Susan Paxton; A/Prof Jon Mond; Prof Phillipa Hay; Prof Bryan Rodgers. Paving the way for effective public health interventions for bulimic eating disorders: Understanding stigma and mental health literacy.
NHMRC Project Grant 2007-2009 $505,563. Professor Stephen Touyz, A/Professor Daniel Le Grange, Professor John Herbert Lacey, Professor Phillipa Hay. A randomised controlled trial of non-specific clinical management versus CBT in chronic anorexia nervosa.
Research Grant Scheme University of Western Sydney 2009 $24,838. Prof Phillipa Hay Management of weight and disordered eating in young women with mental illness: A randomised controlled trial.
Internal JCU Grant for Research Advancement Program. AVANTI research group 2006-2008 $750,000. Prof Lee Kennedy as principal investigator. Co-investigators: Professors Hay, Golledge, Veitch, Clark and Helmes, A/Professors Pile, Pham, Coomans, and Drs Muench, Korner, and Buttner.
Australian Rotary Health Research Fund - research grant in mental health 2006-2008 $150,08.95. Chief Investigator in collaboration with Professor Susan Paxton, Dr Jonathan Mond, Professor Bryan Rodgers and Dr Frances Quirk. A longitudinal study of mediating factors and effects of health literacy in common eating disorders.
ANZ College of Mental Health Nursing research awards 2006 $15,000. Chief Investigator with Prof Kim Usher (lead investigator), Dr Francis Gordon, Ross Nicholls & Kym Park. Development of a questionnaire to measure antipsychotic medication compliance.
Awards and Recognition
In 1999 Professor Hay was awarded the Australian Federation of Medical Women Medical Research Triennial Prize for work in the area of Eating Disorders.
Treatment trials and systematic reviews
Smith CA, Hay PJ, MacPherson H. Acupuncture for depression. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 1. CD004046. online.
Hay PJ, Bacaltchuk J, Stefano S, Kashyap P. Psychological treatments for bulimia nervosa and binging. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD000562. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000562.pub3.
Claudino A, Hay P, Lima MS, Bacaltchuk J, Schmidt U, Treasure JT. Antidepressants for anorexia nervosa. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 1. The Cochrane Collaboration. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Banasiak SJ, Paxton SJ, Hay PJ. (2005). Guided self-help for bulimia nervosa in primary care: A randomised controlled trial. Psychological Medicine (ISSN 0033-2917) 35(9):1283-1294.
Hay PJ, Bacaltchuk J, Byrnes RT, Claudino AM, Ekmejian AA, Yong PY. Individual psychotherapy in the outpatient treatment of adults with anorexia nervosa. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews original 2003, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD003909, 2008. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003909.
Bacaltchuk J, Hay P, Trefiglio R. Antidepressants versus psychological treatments and their combination for bulimia nervosa (Cochrane Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2001;4:CD003385.
Darby A, Hay P, Mond J, Quirk F, Buettner P, Kennedy L. The rising prevalence of co-morbid obesity and eating disorder behaviours from 1995 to 2005 International Journal of Eating Disorders 2009; 42:104-108.
Mond J, Hay P, Darby A, Paxton S, Quirk F, Buttner P, Owen C and Rodgers B. Women with Bulimic Eating Disorders: When do they Receive Treatment for an Eating Problem? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 2009 Oct;77(5):835-44.
Hay P, Mond J, Buttner P, Darby A. (2008). Eating disorder behaviors are increasing: Findings from two sequential community surveys in South Australia. Public Library of Science one (PLOSone) 3(2) e1541, 2008 doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0001541.
Darby A, Hay PJ, Mond J, Rodgers B, Owen C. (2007) Disordered Eating Behaviours and Cognitions in Young Obese Women: relationship with psychological status. International Journal of Obesity (ISSN 0307-0565) 31 (5): 876-882.
Mond JM, Stich H, Hay PJ, Kraemer A, Baune B. Associations between obesity and developmental functioning in pre-school children: a population-based study. International Journal of Obesity 2007, 31;7:1068-1073.
Mond JM, Hay PJ, Rodgers B, Owen C. Recurrent binge eating with and without the "undue influence of weight or shape on self-evaluation": implications for the diagnosis of binge eating disorder. Behavior Research and Therapy, 2007 May;45(5):929-38. Epub 2006 Sep 28.
Hay PJ. Quality of life and bulimic eating disorder behaviours: Findings from a community-based sample. International Journal of Eating Disorders 2003;33(4):434-42.
Fairburn CG, Doll HA, Welch SL, Hay PJ, Davies BA, O'Connor ME. Risk Factors for Binge Eating Disorder: A community-based case-control study. Archives of General Psychiatry 1998;55:425-432.
Hay PJ, Fairburn CG, Doll, H. The classification of bulimic eating disorders: A community based study. Psychological Medicine 1996:26;810-812
Hay PJ, Hall A, Delahunt J, Mitchell A, Harper G, Salmond C. Predictors of osteoporosis in premenopausal women with anorexia nervosa. Calcified Tissue International 1992;50:498-501.
Hay PJ, Hall A. The prevalence of eating disorders in recently admitted psychiatric inpatients. British Journal of Psychiatry 1991;159:562-565.
Hay PJ, Darby A, Mond J. Knowledge and Beliefs about Bulimia Nervosa and its Treatment: A Comparative Study of Three Disciplines. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 2007;14: 59-68.
Hay P, Mond J, Paxton S, Rodgers B, Darby, A, Owen C. What are the effects of providing evidence-based information on eating disorders and their treatments? A randomized controlled trial in a symptomatic community sample, Early Intervention in Psychiatry 2007, 1(4):316-324, November.
Mond JM, Hay PJ, Rodgers B, Owen C. Eating disorders “mental health literacy”: what do women with bulimic eating disorders think and know about bulimia nervosa and its treatment? Journal of Mental Health 2007 1: 1-11, 5 December.
Mond JM, Hay PJ, Rodgers B, Owen C. Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q): Norms for young adult women. Behavior Research and Therapy 2006; 44:53-62
Mond JM, Hay PJ, Rodgers B, Owen C. An update on the definition of “excessive exercise” in eating disorders research. International Journal of Eating Disorders 2006 Mar:39(2):147-53.
Mond JM, Hay PJ, Rodgers B, Owen C. Health service utilization for eating disorders: findings from a community-based study. International Journal of Eating Disorders 2007 Jul;40(5):399-408.
Mond JM, Myers TC, Crosby RD, Hay PJ, Rodgers B, Morgan JF, Lacey JH, Mitchell JE. Screening for eating disorders in primary care: EDE-Q versus SCOFF, Behavior Research and Therapy 2008, 46(5) May: 612-622.
Darby, A, Hay, P, Quirk, F, Mond, J, Buettner, P, Rodgers, B, Paxton, S, & Kennedy, L. Better psychological health is associated with weight stability in women with eating disorders. Eating and Weight Disorders 2009; 14(1): 13-22.
Hay PJ, Denson LA, van Hoof M, Blumenfeld N. The Neuropsychiatry of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in attempted suicide: A prospective controlled study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2002, Suppl53; 2:699-708
Hay PJ, Katsikitis M. The “expert” in problem-based and case-based learning: necessary or not? Medical Education 2001, 35: 22-26.
Hay PJ, Sachdev P, Cumming S, Sydney Smith J, Lee T, Kitchener P, Matheson J. The treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder by psychosurgery. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 1993;87:197–207.
Touyz S, Polivy J, Hay P. (2008). Eating Disorders. in series: Psychological Therapies and Behavioural Medicine Evidence-based Practice, Hogrefe & Huber. ISBN 978-0-88937-318-1.
Paxton S, Hay P Eds (2009). Interventions for Body Image and Eating Disorders; Evidence and Practice. IP Communications, Melbourne. ISBN 978-0-9804586-3-3.
Member Executive and immediate Past-President Executive Committee for the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders 2003-
Chair Committee for Educational Quality and Reporting and member of Board of Education of the RANZCP 2007-
Member Board of Education and Deputy Chair Board of Professional Practice and Partnerships, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2009-
Member Scientific Committee of International Academy for Eating Disorders 2009-
Co-Chair Sisterhood and Chapters Committee of International Academy for Eating Disorders 2010- (and member since 2009)