26 Nov 2021

Gemma Sharp finalist for Bupa Emerging Health Researcher Award

Dr Gemma Sharp is a tireless community advocate,
and is also a co-host for 3RRR "Radiotherapy"
Congratulations to Dr Gemma Sharp who is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow and clinical psychologist in the Central Clinical School's Department of Psychiatry. She was one of only five national finalists for the Bupa Emerging Health Researcher Award

Dr Sharp was nominated by her supervisor and Head of Psychiatry, Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, for her significant contribution to the field of body image and eating disorder clinical research in her short career. 

This is exemplified by her leadership of the development of "KIT", the world's first positive body image chatbot, in collaboration with the Butterfly Foundation and Pattr

KIT helped over 20,000 Australians in the first year since launch and will be released internationally in 2022 to help combat the world-wide negative impacts on people with eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Sharp has an outstanding track record with awards (43 in total in her career) with this being the second time she has been a finalist for the Bupa Emerging Health Researcher Award.

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