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Professor Ulrike Schmidt

Ulrike Schmidt, MD PhD FRCPsych FAED

UIrike is the Professor of Eating Disorders at King’s College London and a Consultant Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She is also an NIHR Senior Investigator. A key focus of her research is the development of brief scalable interventions. She has led the development of MANTRA, a NICE-recommended psychotherapy and of FREED, a multi-award winning early intervention programme. She has also pioneered the use of novel brain-directed treatments in eating disorders. She leads the large UKRI-funded EDIFY consortium on early intervention for eating disorders. She has written some 450 peer-reviewed papers and many other publications. Ulrike has led/contributed to multiple national and international initiatives, trying to improve eating disorders policy and practice.