Leticia Wareing

PhD student

Research Overview

My research primarily focuses upon individuals with anorexia nervosa. Specifically, I am interested in how deficits in interoception (our ability to perceive our internal sensations) are implicated in the development and maintenance of anorexia nervosa, in particular distortions to body representations and sense of self. My PhD research will involve using tools such as virtual reality to explore aspects of body representation and embodiment in eating disorders and relating this to individuals' interoceptive abilities. The overall aim of my research is to determine whether interoceptive interventions may be an efficacious treatment avenue for people with anorexia nervosa.