Professor Stephen Touyz is Professor of Clinical Psychology in the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney and Honorary Associate in the Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney. He is the Chair of the advisory council and a Lead Researcher for the InsideOut Institute – Australia’s first institute for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders that aims to provide every Australian living with an eating disorder, access to the best possible care, by re-thinking eating disorders from the “inside out”.
Prof Touyz has served as a Mental Health Advisor to the Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs Health Program since 1994. He was also the inaugural treasurer of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders and a past president of the Eating Disorders Research Society (USA). He is the founding Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Eating Disorders and a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of the International Journal of Eating Disorders and European Eating Disorders Review. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the National Collaboration on Eating Disorders (funded by the Commonwealth of Australia) and Co-Chair of the Professional Development Sub-Committee. Professor Touyz is also Chair of the Shire Australasian Binge Eating Disorder advisory committee.
Professor Touyz has been the recipient of numerous research grants from Australia’s leading research funding bodies. He has written seven books, one of which has been translated into both Italian and Japanese, over 350 papers/book chapters and 430 conference abstracts. In 2012, he was given the prestigious Leadership in Research Award by the Academy of Eating Disorders (USA) in recognition of his pioneering research in the field of eating disorders. In 2014, he was awarded the first Lifetime Achievement Award by the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders and the Ian Campbell Memorial Prize by the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society for his outstanding contribution to the profession.