Jessica is interested in the overall concept of satiation and satiety in exercise, and the applications to a variety of problematic exercise patterns, including those that are observed in eating disorders. She is interested in how hypo- or hyperactivity satiation and satiety serve as mechanisms for the development and maintenance of problematic exercise patterns and how the concept might be utilized to treat these patterns and restore and promote health in individuals.
Mental Health & Eating Disorders Ethics
How do we do what we do in treating, researching and advocating for mental health in general and eating disorders in particular? What are the positive and negative outcomes of the interventions we use, and how do we balance those characteristics with the values of the helping profession; autonomy, beneficence & non-malfeasance? Do we have a stronger obligation to society or to individuals? How do these principals interact with different cultures globally as well as within the diversity of each individual, and across generations?
Additional Interest Areas
The role of hormones in eating disorders and experience of mood and physical symptoms
Body composition changes in eating disorders and the relationship with hormones and exercise patterns.
Physical rehabilitation in eating disorders