Jacinta Tan

Dr Jacinta Tan


End of Life Care and Eating Disorders

Date: Friday 16 March
Time: 14:40 – 15:40
Room: Tregonwell Hall


Dr Jacinta Tan is a research psychiatrist and medical ethicist. A Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Swansea University Medical School, she is also an honorary consultant psychiatrist in the Adult Tier 3 Specialist Eating Disorder Team of the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. A multidisciplinary academic with degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, Child Health and Sociology, Jacinta spent many years researching mental capacity in anorexia nervosa at the University of Oxford.

Jacinta is particularly proud to be the founder and convenor of the Welsh Eating Disorder Research Development Group since 2012 and also the Law and Ethics of Anorexia Nervosa – Values in Practice (LEAN-ViP) network of the Collaborating Centre for Values Based Practice in Health and Social Care since 2017. She is also a founder editor and now Senior Editor for the Biomed Central open access journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health. She works with NHS clinicians, researchers, the third sector, patients, and carers to develop research for eating disorders and values based practice. Her vision as the sole eating disorder clinical academic in Wales is to co-develop interdisciplinary eating disorder and ethics research together with these partners, which examines issues at the coalface of treatment and thereby directly improves healthcare for eating disorders across the lifespan in Wales.


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