Susan is Professor in the School of Psychological Science at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She has a longstanding clinical and research interest in body image and eating disorders.
Susan has a particular interest in identification of risk factors for body dissatisfaction and disordered eating and the development and evaluation of school-based and community prevention and early interventions in this area. She is committed to ensuring translation of research into practice and supports public health initiatives to facilitate prevention and early intervention for eating disorders.
Susan was a member of the Body Image Advisory Group which advised the Federal Minister for Youth, Kate Ellis, and a member of the Victorian State Ministerial Advisory Committee on Body Image and Ministerial Advisory Committee for Eating Disorders. She is past president of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders, and is past president of the Academy of Eating Disorders.
Susan is also a director of the Butterfly Foundation and co-chair of the Promotion and Prevention Steering Committee of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration.