Hi! I'm Sarah, a third year chemistry student at University College (Oxford University) who is passionate about improving access to treatment and support, as well as raising awareness that eating disorders do not have a look and that everyone deserves access to help.
SARAH CHAPMAN (SHE/HER)
SARAH BOWERS (SHE/HER)
I am an MSc student studying immunology as a member of Linacre College at Oxford who recognizes the urgent nature of this campaign.
LAURA STIRLING (SHE/HER)
I'm a first-year medical student at Oxford University.
ELLA SPARKS (SHE/HER)
Hi I’m Ella, a first year undergrad studying experimental psychology passionate about improving access to mental health care
EMILY NUTTALL (SHE/HER)
I’m a disability, eating disorder, and mental health campaigner, champion and speaker. Beat fundraiser and campaigner, Mind media volunteer and Action for Children ambassador.
JULIET SHAPIRO (SHE/HER)
Hi! I’m Juliet, and I’m currently in my final year of undergraduate study at Wadham College. As the Mental Health Officer at the Disabilities Campaign, I do my best to signpost suitable resources and suggest where students might find advice or support if they come to me with a specific problem. It has become increasingly clear to me, however, that there is a severe lack of support for students facing a wide range of mental health conditions, including eating disorders, despite such disorders affecting a significant portion of the student body. The rhetoric that mental health is important, especially during a pandemic, is not reflected in the provision of mental health treatment and support provided by either the University, or local government in the Oxfordshire area. It is for this reason that I am working with this campaign to push for structural changes which will widen access to the eating disorder services which are so badly needed.
AJ SHAW (SHE/HER)
I’m AJ a 2nd year classicist at Queen’s college, Oxford. I have personal experience with anorexia and am keen to raise awareness about the prevalence of eating disorders at university. I am particularly passionate about supporting and challenging myself and others in recovery and proving that life can be great!
LORNA COLLINS (SHE/HER)
Lorna Collins is a Research Fellow at University College London. She is the Patient Representative at the Royal College of Psychiatrists (eating disorders). She leads research in Arts in Health, after her PhD as a scholar at Cambridge University. She writes articles in several newspapers and journals.