Compulsive Eating Clinic

To offer neuroscience-informed interventions for managing compulsive eating.

The Compulsive Eating Clinic is not currently accepting referrals

During this interim we would like to invite you to take part in a range of studies currently operating to better understand compulsive eating.


Compulsive eating is result of an interaction between personal characteristics, food attributes and the social environment. By applying neuroscience-informed, multidisciplinary interventions (cognition / dietetics / technology) we simultaneously address the different drivers of compulsive eating. Our focus is on better assessments and better understanding of the links between neuro-cognitive dispositions, food properties and dietary intakes.


Adults experiencing issues to regulate excessive eating behaviour in absence of metabolic or medication-related issues. We acknowledge that compulsive eating behaviour can manifest in many ways, including eating without hunger, comfort eating when under stress, binge eating episodes, feelings of lack of control over food intake, increased intakes of discretionary foods and overweight / obesity.

What's involved?

We are looking for adults of both sexes, aged 18-50, and with body mass indices ranging from healthy weight to obesity, to take part in:

A functional magnetic resonance imaging scan study testing the brain mechanisms behind high-calorie food choices.

A study that checks your implicit biases towards unhealthy food products in a Virtual Supermarket.

A study testing a new app that modifies implicit biases towards high-calorie, unhealthy food, and attempts to create new biases towards healthier food.

If interested, please contact

Dr. Katharina Voigt