UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Current Projects and Publications

Current projects:

  1. Ambivalence in anorexia: The predictive validity of perceived advantages and disadvantages on treatment outcome
  2. Attachment and mentalization in family therapy for adolescent anorexia nervosa
  3. A systematic examination of the influence of oxytocin on social abilities and body awareness in anorexia nervosa
  4. The impact of an intermittent fasting diet on disordered eating symptomology and mood – does it differ for intermittent versus continuous calorie restriction?
  5. Risk factors of eating disorders in athletes
  6. Study of eating disorders in Autistic Females
  7. Exploring best practice for diagnosis of ARFID and classification of sub-types

Recent Publications:

Stoyel, H., Slee, A., Meyer, C. & Serpell, L. Systematic review of risk factors for eating psychopathology in athletes: A critique of an etiological model. Submitted to European Eating Disorders Review

Serpell, L., Amey, R. & Kamboj, S. The Role of Self-Compassion and Self-Criticism in Binge Eating Behaviour. submitted to Appetite. Accepted Sept 2019 IMPACT 3.17

Crucianelli, L., Serpell, L., Robinson, P., Paloyelis, Y., Ricciardi, L., Jenkinson, P., Fotopoulou, A. (2019) A systematic examination of the effect of intranasal oxytocin on multisensory integration and interoceptive processing in Anorexia Nervosa: Protocol for a double-blind placebo-controlled crossover study. BMJ Open. 2019;9: e024913. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024913. IMPACT 2.41

Gregertsen, E., Mandy, W. & Serpell, L. (2019) Pre-treatment patient characteristics as predictors of drop-out and treatment outcome in individual and family therapy for adolescents and adults with anorexia nervosa: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychiatry Research271:484-501doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2018.11.068 IMPACT 2.68