Who are we?
The Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED) is the state-wide program in the Victorian Government's commitment to the provision of quality services to those with eating disorders and their families.
CEED was established in 2002 as part of the Victorian government's commitment to addressing and improving the quality of services available to people with eating disorders. CEED provides leadership and support through clinical consultation, training, resource and service development, to build quality and sustainable eating disorder treatment responses within the public specialist mental health service. We have also developed a range of early intervention strategies including interactive online resources.
CEED is a state-wide program of Victoria's specialist public mental health services managed by North Western Mental Health. CEED is comprised of senior clinicians with extensive clinical experience in the eating disorders field.
CEED promotes excellence in eating disorders treatment through a focus on the following principles
- Care should be based on current evidence
- Service design and workforce development should be recovery oriented
- Families and Carers are central members of any team
- A planned care team approach
Michelle is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with extensive clinical experience in the mental health sector, working with people with eating disorders in a wide range of public and private sector settings, and treatment modalities. At CEED Michelle has taken a senior clinical role in clinical consultation, the development and delivery of training for health professionals in the eating disorders treatment and recovery and in service development support.
Dr Campbell Thorpe, Consultant Psychiatrist
Eating Disorders Senior Clinician
Eating Disorders Clinician
Jess Ryan, B.AppSc (Psych), GradDip (Psych), M.Psych (Clinical), MA ClinFamTher
Eating Disorders Senior Clinician
Jess is a Clinical Psychologist and family therapist with extensive experience working with people with eating disorders across public and private sectors. Jess has completed additional postgraduate training at The Bouverie Centre (Victoria’s Family Institution) specialising in family therapy. She is passionate about family inclusive practices, believing that directly engaging families is beneficial in the recovery process and fostering greater understanding for those involved. At CEED, Jess works within the youth team, providing clinical consultation and delivering training for health professionals. Her work is motivated by a desire increase the accessibility of high quality eating disorder treatment across Victoria and improve outcomes for people with eating disorder.
Tanya is a Clinical Psychologist with a background working with adolescents and adults who have personality disorders and complex presentations, with a particular interest in working with people with eating disorders. She has experience in the development and implementation of group treatment programs with a range of populations. Her interest in personality disorders and eating disorders have led her to be the first person in Australia trained in RO-DBT and to engage in research exploring personality disorder and eating disorder comorbidity. She is hoping that her passion and experience for helping people recover can assist other clinicians to get the most out of their eating disorder recovery.
Annette holds a Master of Social Work and is an experienced mental health clinician, having worked across the public and private sector, predominantly in the area of eating disorders. Much of Annette’s work and area of interest, is working with families to help them better understand the complexities of an eating disorder. Annette is also passionate about helping families recognise the importance of their own self-care when caring for a loved one with an eating disorder.