Dr Leah Brennan
Dr Leah Brennan is a clinical and health psychologist with a particular interest in the application of psychological approaches to understand, prevent and treat eating, weight and body image concerns and their biopsychosocial comorbidities (e.g., polycystic ovary syndrome, depression, stigma) in children, adolescents and adults. She is passionate about the development, evaluation and dissemination of evidence-based interventions suitable for ‘real-world’ application, and the training of health professionals in evidence based practice. Leah has worked in a range of clinical, research, policy and educational roles. At ACU she leads the Body Image, Eating, and Weight Clinical Research Team (BEWT) and the Clinic for Health Eating and Weight (CHEW). The CHEW clinic provides high quality low cost assessment, treatment and support for eating, weight and body image concerns, and facilitates professional training and clinical research in this area.