Hungry for Words: An interdisciplinary approach to articulating, communicating and understanding male anorexia nervosa
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Hungry for Words

Eating disorders are often perceived as a ‘female-only’ problem despite their rise among boys and men. Our AHRC-funded research network ‘Hungry for Words’ focuses on the problems and perspectives of articulating, communicating and understanding anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders affecting men and boys. Our approach is interdisciplinary and takes the very different aspects of this topic into account. 

 

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Key aims and expertise

Our research and events bring together international researchers from the fields of medicine, modern foreign languages and literatures, linguistic, computer science, applied mathematics, health humanities, psychology, education and critical theory with current and future healthcare professionals, practitioners, teachers, charities, pupils, students, and the general public with the aims to:

  • address the need for more research into the rising problem of eating disorders affecting men and boys

  • facilitate exchange between arts & humanities, science and medicine

  • further research across the disciplines that also includes eating disorders charities, schools and people affected by male eating disorders

  • raise awareness and support education amongst the wider public regarding eating disorders in men and boys

  • encourage creative collaborations and innovative approaches in the areas of eating disorders and mental health and wellbeing

Activities

Recent events

‘Hungry  for Words’ research workshop at The University of Nottingham, 26 January 2018

Stand-up comedy gig by Dave Chawner, award winning comic, author, mental health campaigner and ambassador for the charity Men Get Eating Disorders Too at The University of Nottingham, 25 January 2018

Hungry for Words Cafés, drop-in sessions as part of the 2018 Being Human Festival in five venues across Nottingham,  22 November 2018 

Project Investigator

Heike Bartel

Nadia Micali

Project partners

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Events

Call for Poems on male 'disordered' eating: deadline 18 May 2018

Date
18/05/2018
Location:
Universiity Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hungry for Words: An interdisciplinary approach to articulating, communicating and understanding male anorexia nervosa




telephone:0115 95 15816
email: heike.bartel@nottingham.ac.uk