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The guideline "Relapse Prevention Anorexia Nervosa" is now available in English. Its intend is to provide guidance in working with a relapse prevention plan to prevent or early detect r...

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Prof. dr. Annemarie van Elburg has been appointed as honorary member of the NAE for the many activities she has undertaken in her past two terms as chairman of the NAE. 07-06-2016 16:22

Personality traits and uncertainty as a predictor for eating disorders

Olaia Carrera

Olaia Carrera


In 2007 I obtained my PhD degree from the department of Clinical Psychology of Santiago de Compostela University (Spain). My PhD research was focused on the effects of early experiences on later performance of male and female rats in an animal model of anorexia nervosa, known as Activity-Based Anorexia. Part of my PhD research was performed at the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney, under the supervision of Prof. Robert Boakes. Since 2001, I have been a member of the Venres Clinicos Unit (Santiago de Compostela University) and I have collaborated in the research of the modulator effect of ambient temperature on the animal model of Activity-Based Anorexia.

In 2011 I finished the Spanish Internship Program training of Clinical Psychology at the Complejo Hospitalario Universitario of Santiago de Compostela. As part of this training, I had the opportunity to do a 4 months stage at Altrecht Eating Disorders Rintveld in Zeist. At present, I continue involved in research and clinical work at the Venres Clinicos Unit focusing on the potential role of ambient temperature in the development, maintenance and recovery of anorexia nervosa.

Contact Information

Unidad Venres Clinicos
Facultad de Psichología
Universidad de Santiago
Campus Vida,
15786, Santiago de Compostela



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