Hubert Lacey
Hubert Lacey
Professor Emeritus & Research Director
St George's University of London & Schoen-UK

Professor Hubert Lacey is a clinical researcher who began treating eating disorders in 1972. He has focused his career on treatment, development and efficacy. He developed and published the first effective treatment for bulimia nervosa, described the multi-impulsive variants of eating disorders and developed the SCOFF questionnaire. He has published over 300 publications on a broad spectrum of psychological, social, and medical aspects of the eating disorders.

As Research Director of Schoen-UK, he supervises a research team, specialising on novel therapies for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. He has set up or developed 13 eating disorder units covering all ages and degrees of severity. These have included the Peninsular service (Exeter), the Yorkshire Centre (Leeds) for adults and St Georges (London) for adults and children.

He established the Newbridge Hospital in Birmingham for adolescents which has been rated ‘Outstanding’ continuously by the CQC since 2017. Prof Lacey was chair of the Academic Department of Psychiatry at St George’s, University of London and of General Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He established and is co-chair of the European Council on Eating Disorders.

My Sessions
SPECIAL SESSION: 30 years of eating disorders research: how far have we progressed?
Keynote Mountbatten Room