Christopher Fairburn, DM, FMedSci, FRCPsych

Professor Christopher Fairburn is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford.  He directs two research centres at Oxford, the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders and the Centre for Research on Dissemination (CREDO;  He has two main research interests: the nature and treatment of the eating disorders, and the development, evaluation and dissemination of psychological treatments.  He has an international reputation in both fields.  This is illustrated by the fact that he has been a recipient of both the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Academy of Eating Disorders and the Aaron Beck Prize from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Professor Fairburn is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and he has twice been a Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.  Until recently he was a Governor of the Wellcome Trust.

Last updated: January 31, 2014