Dr Ian Frampton is a Paediatric Psychologist with a background in Clinical Neuroscience and his main research interests concern the potential neurobiological basis of early onset anorexia nervosa in children and adolescents.

He is an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Neuropsychology at Great Ormond Street NHS Hospital Trust and is developing New Care Models in Eating Disorders with colleagues at the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research at the University of Exeter and the Eating Disorders Research Team in Norway.

Ian holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, completed his PhD in the field of Paediatric Neuropsychology, and is a Practitioner Clinical Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council, and British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist listed on the Society's Division of Neuropsychology Specialist Register.

Dr Frampton's recent published research (Bell, 2019) highlighted the multiple effects of malnourishment on the brain. This complex area can be difficult to understand but its impact for those across all ages who have an eating disorder cannot be ignored.

Ian has published numerous research articles which focus on the brain and eating disorders which mainly focus on anorexia nervosa.

His book ‘Eating Disorders and the Brain’ (2013) written in collaboration with Professor Lask (who has a lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy for Eating Disorders) discusses how underlying brain abnormalities and dysfunction may contribute to the development and help in the treatment of eating disorders.

Having a basic understanding of neurobiology and eating disorders is key in providing a best practice, holistic care approach for people with eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa.

Gaining an insight into this complex area would be beneficial for any healthcare professional working with or having an interest in developing their knowledge in eating disorders, any students who are interested in working in healthcare, particularly those within a mental health setting, or any professional that works with children and young people in care or education will gain a rare opportunity to gain a foundation of knowledge from a specialist in this area and aid both personal and professional development.