Hungry for Words project collaboration between King's and University of Nottingham wins Times Higher Education Award

09 Dec 2021

Hungry for Words, an interdisciplinary project led by Prof Heike Bartel (UoN) and Dr Una Foye (KCL), was the winner of Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the Times Higher Education Awards 2021. 

The project focuses on the problems and perspectives of articulating, communicating and understanding anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders affecting men and boys. The project used creative and innovative qualitative methods to capture the experiences and voices of men who had lived experience of an eating disorder to develop new resources that have won the endorsement of three key medical bodies and reached over 500,000 medical practitioners. It has dramatically increased GPs’ confidence to spot the signs of eating disorders in men and to begin a conversation with them.

Prof Heike Bartel (UoN) and Dr Una Foye (KCL) who received the award together at THE award ceremony where the award was dedicated to those men and boys who have shared their experiences and co-produced the resources and to Laurence Nugent who sadly lost his life due to his eating disorder, we hope that this and future work in this area will help prevent further preventable tragedies. For more information about the project please follow the links below.