Rachel Bryant-Waugh

Dr Rachel Bryant-Waugh is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital for 20 years, 17 as a qualified psychologist, now as Joint Head of the Feeding and Eating Disorders Service and Lead Psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (DCAMH).

Dr Bryant-Waugh is recipient of the British Psychological Society’s May Davidson Award for her outstanding contribution to the field of childhood eating disorders.

“Having a child with a feeding or eating problem can be immensely stressful and difficult for all concerned. We see children with a wide range of feeding and eating difficulties and we have a highly skilled team which works closely with families to tackle the problems they and their child are facing.”

Dr Rachel Bryant-Waugh


Dr Rachel Bryant-Waugh specialises in feeding problems in young children, selective eating and other childhood eating disturbances, and early onset eating disorders, in particular anorexia nervosa. She also has a special interest in mothers with eating disorders and their children.

Qualifications and training

BSc (Hons), MSc, DPhil

Research interests

Current research interests include the development of targeted, disseminable interventions relevant to feeding and eating disorders in children, the classification of childhood feeding and eating disorders, factors impacting on the outcome of treatment for eating disorders, assessment and management of parental anxiety, and supporting pregnant women and new mothers with eating disorders.


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