Prof. Janet Treasure completed her medical degree and a PhD in Physiology at St. Thomas’ Medical School. She then did her clinical training, as a physician and a psychiatrist. For much of her career, Prof. Treasure has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders at the Maudsley Hospital and in King’s College London. She has carried out extensive research – often collaboratively with patients and carers – that has led to greater understanding of and better treatments for eating disorders.
She has trained over 40 PhD students who have implemented various aspects of translational psychiatry as part of their research training. Many of these have progressed to hold important academic and clinical positions in eating disorders. She has worked collaboratively with other international centers. In total, she has authored over 600 scientific articles.
As well as writing professional texts, Prof. Treasure has co-produced self-care interventions (in books and e-health formats) for people affected by eating disorders and their carers. Prof. Treasure has received many awards for her research. In 2012, she was awarded an OBE for her work with people with eating disorders.