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Prof Janet Treasure


Janet Treasure has led or co-led several European research projects, Fifth Framework and was co-leader on a COST Project. She is now leading a European value of treatment project.

She has led several multicentre treatment studies. All of these focus on different aspects of treatment for eating disorders ranging from self management for bulimia nervosa through to New Maudsley Collaborative Care and MANTRA

Professor Treasure is a world-leading clinical and academic psychiatrist in eating disorders. To date, she has 44,626 citations with h-index of 115. She has been a principal investigator on several multi-centre studies in eating disorders and a coinvestigator on many international studies. She has mentored over 60 PhD students and numerous clinicians. She has been a member of the NICE committee for the guidelines of eating disorders twice (2004, 2017) and is on the member of the committee for MARSIPAN guidelines. She is leading a European project on the value of treatment. She has written numerous books on eating disorder in particular she has cowritten books and other materials with people with lived experience. She has pioneered a collaborative approach of working with patients and their families.
Education and training 
  • 1973 BSc (Physiology) University of London – First class
  • 1975 PhD (Physiology) University of London
  • 1978 MBBS University of London
  • 1980 MRCPRoyal College of Physicians
  • 1984 MRCPsychRoyal College of Psychiatrists
  • 1995 FRCPsychRoyal College of Physicians
  • 1999 FRCPRoyal College of Psychiatrists

Szmukler D and Treasure J. The Essential Handbook of Eating Disorders. 1995. Publisher: Wiley. ISBN: 0-47194327-4.

Schmidt U and Treasure J. Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e). 1993. Publisher: Routledge. ISBN: 0-86377-322-2.

Hoek HW, Treasure, JL and Katzman MA. Neurobiology in the treatment of Eating Disorders. 1998. Publisher: Wiley. ISBN: 0-471-98102-8.

Treasure J, Schmidt U and Furth E. The Essential Handbook of Eating Disorders. 2005. Publisher: Wiley. ISBN: 0-470-01463-6.

Owen J, Treasure J and Collier D. Animal Models – Disorders of Eating Behaviour and Body Composition. 2001. Publisher: Kluwer Academic press. ISBN: 0-7923-7095-3.

Nasser M, Baistow K and Treasure J. The Female Body in Mind. 2007. Publisher: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-38514-5 (hbk); 978-0-415-38515-2 (pbk).

Treasure J. Anorexia Nervosa – a survival guide for families, friends and sufferers. 1997. Publisher: Routledge. ISBN: 0-86377-760-0.

Treasure J, Smith G and Crane A. Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder. 2007. Publisher: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-43158-3.

Treasure J, MacDonald P and Schmidt U. A Clinicians Guide to Collaborative Care. 2009. Publisher: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-48424-4 (hbk); 978-0-415-48425-1 (pbk).

Birmingham L and Treasure J. Medical Management of Eating Disorders. Third Edition 2019. Publisher: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-0-521-72710-5.

Alexander J and Treasure J. A Collaborative Approach to Eating Disorders. 2012. Publisher: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-58146-2.

Treasure J and Alexander J. Anorexia Nervosa: A Recovery Guide for Sufferers, Families and Friends 2nd Edition. 2013. Publisher: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-63366-6 (hbk); 978-0-415-63367-3 (pbk), 978-0-203-64019-7.

Schmidt U, Treasure J and Alexander J. Getting Better Bite by Bite: A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders. Second Edition 2015: Publisher: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1138797376

Treasure J, Smith G and Crane A. Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder. (second edition) 2017. Publisher: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-138-82663-2.

Langley J, Gill Todd, J Treasure . Training Manual for Skills- Based Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder 2018. Publisher: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-8183-7836-5

Schmidt, U, Startup, H, Treasure (2017) A Cognitive-Interpersonal Therapy Workbook for Anorexia Nervosa for People with Anorexia Nervosa 2018. Publisher: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-138-83289-3.

Dr Elizabeth McNaught MBBS OUP: Eating Disorders Oxford Specialist Handbook OSH.