Dr Rebecca Park
What I can help with
- Eating disorders
Extensive clinical experience with patients is central to her academic work, and she particularly values the voice of patients to guide the development of exciting new approaches to treatment, striving to reduce stigma, promote recovery and reduce the toll of eating disorders on individuals and their families.
Rebecca works closely with psychologists using collaborative treatments for eating disorders, such as CBT-E. At the University of Oxford her research focusses on developing novel treatments, and she is passionate about listening to patients and disseminating evidence based therapies.
Rebecca qualified in medicine and neuroscience in Bristol UK. She went on to train in Psychiatry in Edinburgh, then specialising in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in London.
After completing a PhD in Developmental Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge she was appointed as the first NHS Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult Eating Disorders in Oxford in 2002, where she helped establish Oxford’s Inpatient, day-patient and community services and was particularly involved with supporting students.
In 2007 she was awarded a prestigious Clinical Senior Lecturer Fellowship at the University of Oxford, which allowed her to develop a research team, alongside clinical work. Rebecca worked in Oxfordshire’s NHS eating disorders services as a Consultant Psychiatrist until 2019, and is currently an Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the University of Oxford.
Her research into novel treatments is internationally esteemed and has featured in the public domain on BBC radio 4, Science magazine, and the Guardian.
Specialist interests and additional qualifications
- MB BCh, Bristol UK
- BSc Neuroanatomy, Bristol UK
- PhD Developmental Psychiatry, Cambridge UK
- CCST Psychiatry (Specialising in Child and Adolescent), London UK