Professor Fary Cachelin to join UEL as Dean of the School of Psychology
Distinguished academic will make the move from North Carolina to east London
By Lee Pinkerton
One of the world’s leading experts on eating disorders is moving from North Carolina to Stratford to become Dean of the School of Psychology at the University of East London (UEL).
Fary Cachelin is currently Professor and Chair of Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, where she has been since 2010.
Prior to that she was Professor and Chair of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles. She received her degree in psychology from Stanford University and her master’s and PhD from Harvard.
Professor Cachelin, who will take up her new position at UEL’s Stratford campus later this year, said she was “very excited” about the prospect of joining the University.
She said, “I have been impressed by the University’s commitment to and impact upon the east London community and I look forward to working with the School of Psychology to build upon this success."
Professor Cachelin’s research focuses on eating disorders, binge eating, obesity and chronic dieting in women and men of ethnic minority populations.
She has received funding to study barriers to seeking treatment for eating problems and to develop self-help programmes to address binge eating disorders in Latina women.
She has published widely on these topics and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders and as Associate Editor of Behavioral Medicine.
She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society and of the Eating Disorder Research Society.
Professor Nora Ann Colton, UEL’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming such a distinguished scholar as Fary to UEL.
“The School of Psychology is one of the flagships departments of UEL, having been ranked equal first in the UK for the impact of its research in the most recent national review of higher education research.
“Under Fary’s leadership, we hope to build on the School’s reputation as a centre of research and teaching excellence and as one of the largest and most respected psychology departments in the country.”