Christopher Fairburn

Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford (CREDO-1)
University Department of Psychiatry
Warneford Hospital

Professor of Psychiatry & Wellcome Principal Research Fellow

Christopher Fairburn’s research focuses on the nature and treatment of eating disorders.

He has a particular interest in the development and evaluation of psychological treatments and is especially well known for his development of cognitive behavioural and interpersonal treatments for patients with eating disorders, all of which are supported by robust research evidence and are widely practised nationally and internationally.

He is the Director of the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford (CREDO-1), based at the University’s Department of Psychiatry. The Centre specializes in research on the nature and treatment of eating disorders - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and allied states.


Recent Relevant Publications: 

Fairburn CG.  Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Eating Disorders.  New York: Guilford Press, 2008.

Fairburn CG, Cooper Z, Doll HA, O’Connor ME, Bohn K, Hawker DM, Wales JA, Palmer RL. Transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy for patients with eating disorders: A two-site trial with 60-week follow-up.  American Journal of Psychiatry 2009; 166: 311-319.