Dr Sarah Maguire

Director, InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

Telephone 8627 1910

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Biographical details

Dr Sarah Maguire (BScPsych Hons, MA, DCP, PhD) is a clinical psychologist, researcher, educator and policy maker with 20 years experience in the field of eating disorders. Dr Maguire has worked in hospital and community settings, supervised clinical teams and trainees, is a specialist clinical trainer and board approved supervisor. She is a senior adviser to NSW Ministry of Health and her institute leads the implementation of NSW Health Policy as it relates to eating disorders across the state including large scale health system reform under the NSW Service Plan for Eating Disorders. She sits on national level committee’s for health service reform. At the InsideOut Institute she leads a research team with a broad research agenda, including biological, health systems, health economics, prevention, public health promotion, clinical intervention and translational research. Dr Maguire and her team are passionate about changing the way teating disorders are perceived and treated within the health system and our community, driving for clinical excellence, providing policy leadership, research translation, and research that changes practice and outcomes.

Current research students

Project title Research student
The Psychological and Behavioural Effects of Intranasal Oxytocin in Anorexia Nervosa Rachel BROWNLOW

Current projects

Russell, J, Hunt, G, McGragor, I & Maguire, S. A randomised controlled trial to examine theeffectiveness of oxytocin to improve treatment for anorexia nervosa. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Project. Funding period: 2015-2018. APP1088826Total funding: $402,864

Maguire S, Cunich, M., Lymer, S. Maloney, D., Madden, S.The implementation of evidence-based treatment in the hospital-to-community pathways for children & adolescents with anorexia nervosa; Maguire S; Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)Sydney Health Partners, $150,000

Maguire, S. Development of an eClinic for early assessment, diagnosis and treatment access foreating disorders. NSW Ministry of Health (Development). Funding Period 2016-2018. Total Funding: $531,000

Maguire, S. Workforce Development for Eating Disorders across the health system in NSW. NSW Ministry of Health. Funding Period 2016-2018. Total Funding: $682,900

Maloney, D. & Maguire S. Evaluation of the NSW Service Plan for Eating Disorders NSW Ministry of Health. Funding Period 2017-2018. Total Funding: $150,000

Mond, J, Maguire S., Gill, T., Caterson, I., Rogers, B., Touyz, S., Hay, P,. Elucidating public health messages for prevention of eating disorders and obesity.Macquarie University Research Development Fund, $47,970

Research Development Grant to examine eating disorder and obesity public health messaging
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In the media

Selected Media

December 8, 2017 ABC Television News 24 Epidemiology and Screening in Eating Disorders

September 19, 2017 ABC Television News 24 National Funding for Eating Disorders

August 21, 2017 Medical Republic Mandometer Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa (http://medicalrepublic.com.au/tensions-rise-options-anorexia/10596)

April 30, 2015 ABC Radio The Margaret Throsby Midday Interview

April 2, 2015 ABC Radio Lifematters ANGI Anorexia Nervosa Genetic Initiative

March 31, 2015 Channel 7 News, ANGI Anorexia Nervosa Genetic Initiative

International links

United Kingdom

(Kings College London) Research trial examining intranasal oxytocin in anorexia nervosa

United Kingdom

(Leeds University) Research trial to examine guided online CBT for disordered eating in people with obesity

United Kingdom

(University of London) Research trial on a child & adolescent staging instrument to assess severity in anorexia nervosa

United States

(University of California San Francisco) Research staging of anorexia nervosa according to severity

Selected grants

2018

  • The implementation of evidence-based treatment in the hospital-to-community pathways for children & adolescents with anorexia nervosa; Maguire S; MRFF � Medical Research Future Fund/Dept of Health (Federal) - Rapid Applied Research Translation (RART).

2010

  • The effect of oxytocins on cognitive rigidity and social anxiety in eating disorders: a randomised placebo controlled trial of oxytoxin in the treatment of anorexia nervosa; Russell J, Maguire S; Butterfly Foundation/Collaborative Project Grant.
  • Single dose oxytocin in anorexia nervosa; Maguire S, Russell J, Maguire S; NSW Health/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Touyz, S., Maguire, S. (2017). Illness Stage. In Tracey Wade (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders, (pp. 431-435). Singapore: Springer Nature. [More Information]

Journals

  • Russell, J., Maguire, S., Hunt, G., Kesby, A., Suraev, A., Stuart, J., Booth, J., McGregor, I. (2018). Intranasal oxytocin in the treatment of anorexia nervosa: Randomized controlled trial during re-feeding. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 87, 83-92. [More Information]
  • Lam, Y., Maguire, S., Palacios, T., Caterson, I. (2017). Are the gut bacteria telling us to eat or not to eat? Reviewing the role of gut microbiota in the etiology, disease progression and treatment of eating disorders. Nutrients, 9(6), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Kesby, A., Maguire, S., Brownlow, R., Grisham, J. (2017). Intolerance of Uncertainty in eating disorders: An update on the field. Clinical Psychology Review, 56, 94-105. [More Information]
  • Kirk, K., Martin, F., Mao, A., Parker, R., Maguire, S., Thornton, L., Zhu, G., McAloney, K., Freeman, J., Hay, P., Russell, J., et al (2017). The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative: Study description and sample characteristics of the Australian and New Zealand arm. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(6), 583-594. [More Information]
  • Barakat, S., Maguire, S., Surgenor, L., Donnelly, B., Miceska, B., Fromholtz, K., Russell, J., Hay, P., Touyz, S. (2017). The Role of Regular Eating and Self-Monitoring in the Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa: A Pilot Study of an Online Guided Self-Help CBT Program. Behavioral Sciences, 7(3), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Brownlow, R., Maguire, S., O'Dell, A., Dias-da-Costa, C., Touyz, S., Russell, J. (2015). Evaluation of an online training program in eating disorders for health professionals in Australia. Journal of Eating Disorders, 3, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Treasure, J., Stein, D., Maguire, S. (2015). Has the time come for a staging model to map the course of eating disorders from high risk to severe enduring illness? An examination of the evidence. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 9(3), 173-184. [More Information]
  • Surgenor, L., Maguire, S. (2013). Assessment of anorexia nervosa: an overview of universal issues and contextual challenges. Journal of Eating Disorders, 1(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Maguire, S., O'Dell, A., Touyz, L., Russell, J. (2013). Oxytocin and Anorexia Nervosa: A Review of the Emerging Literature. European Eating Disorders Review, 21(6), 475-478. [More Information]
  • Touyz, S., Le Grange, D., Lacey, H., Hay, P., Smith, R., Maguire, S., Bamford, B., Pike, K., Crosby, R. (2013). Treating severe and enduring anorexia nervosa: a randomized controlled trial. Psychological Medicine, 43(12), 2501-2511. [More Information]

2018

  • Russell, J., Maguire, S., Hunt, G., Kesby, A., Suraev, A., Stuart, J., Booth, J., McGregor, I. (2018). Intranasal oxytocin in the treatment of anorexia nervosa: Randomized controlled trial during re-feeding. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 87, 83-92. [More Information]

2017

  • Lam, Y., Maguire, S., Palacios, T., Caterson, I. (2017). Are the gut bacteria telling us to eat or not to eat? Reviewing the role of gut microbiota in the etiology, disease progression and treatment of eating disorders. Nutrients, 9(6), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Touyz, S., Maguire, S. (2017). Illness Stage. In Tracey Wade (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders, (pp. 431-435). Singapore: Springer Nature. [More Information]
  • Kesby, A., Maguire, S., Brownlow, R., Grisham, J. (2017). Intolerance of Uncertainty in eating disorders: An update on the field. Clinical Psychology Review, 56, 94-105. [More Information]
  • Kirk, K., Martin, F., Mao, A., Parker, R., Maguire, S., Thornton, L., Zhu, G., McAloney, K., Freeman, J., Hay, P., Russell, J., et al (2017). The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative: Study description and sample characteristics of the Australian and New Zealand arm. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(6), 583-594. [More Information]
  • Barakat, S., Maguire, S., Surgenor, L., Donnelly, B., Miceska, B., Fromholtz, K., Russell, J., Hay, P., Touyz, S. (2017). The Role of Regular Eating and Self-Monitoring in the Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa: A Pilot Study of an Online Guided Self-Help CBT Program. Behavioral Sciences, 7(3), 1-17. [More Information]

2015

  • Brownlow, R., Maguire, S., O'Dell, A., Dias-da-Costa, C., Touyz, S., Russell, J. (2015). Evaluation of an online training program in eating disorders for health professionals in Australia. Journal of Eating Disorders, 3, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Treasure, J., Stein, D., Maguire, S. (2015). Has the time come for a staging model to map the course of eating disorders from high risk to severe enduring illness? An examination of the evidence. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 9(3), 173-184. [More Information]

2013

  • Surgenor, L., Maguire, S. (2013). Assessment of anorexia nervosa: an overview of universal issues and contextual challenges. Journal of Eating Disorders, 1(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Maguire, S., O'Dell, A., Touyz, L., Russell, J. (2013). Oxytocin and Anorexia Nervosa: A Review of the Emerging Literature. European Eating Disorders Review, 21(6), 475-478. [More Information]
  • Touyz, S., Le Grange, D., Lacey, H., Hay, P., Smith, R., Maguire, S., Bamford, B., Pike, K., Crosby, R. (2013). Treating severe and enduring anorexia nervosa: a randomized controlled trial. Psychological Medicine, 43(12), 2501-2511. [More Information]

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