Knowledge Exchange Fellow 2014-15 Emily Troscianko has been working to develop a lasting partnership with Beat, the UK’s leading eating-disorders charity. Emily's work with Beat began a long-overdue investigation of how fiction affects and is affected by readers’ mental health.
The second of two papers from this collaboration has been published in Medical Humanities. Fiction-reading for good or ill: eating disorders, interpretation and the case for creative bibliotherapy research is available to read here.
The first paper, 'Literary reading and eating disorders: Survey evidence of therapeutic help and harm', came out in the open-access Journal of Eating Disorders. You can access the full text here.
Eating Disorders and Real-Life Reading