Graduate Research Degree Awarded - Gabriella Anne Cornell Springall

Congratulations to Gabriella Anne Cornell Springall - Graduate Research Degree Awarded 9 August 2023.

Degree: PhD
Supervisors: A/Prof Michael Cheung, Dr Michele Yeo, A/Prof Jonathan Mynard
Advisory Committee: A/Prof Julie Bines, Dr Peter Simm, Dr Claire Burton, Dr Melissa Whitelaw

Thesis Title: Investigation of the short- and long-term complications of anorexia nervosa/atypical anorexia nervosa and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Thesis Summary: This work investigated the cardiovascular and mental health complications associated with anorexia nervosa (AN), and assessed the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on both current and former patients. Results revealed an increased propensity for cardiovascular disease may be associated with AN even after recovery. Elevated levels of stress also continue to be exhibited by patients post recovery. Lastly, there was a surge in new AN patients under COVID-19 restrictions, while former AN patients faired comparably to controls.

Date awarded: 9 August 2023

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