Karina Allen is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) early career research fellow at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. She is also a practicing clinical psychologist and an adjunct lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Western Australia. Dr Allen’s research and clinical experience is primarily in the area of eating and weight disorders. She has published widely in this field, and her current research interests include risk factors for the development and persistence of eating and weight disorders in youth, and the effective prevention and treatment of eating and weight disorders across the lifespan. In addition to the AACBT, she is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association, the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders, the Academy of Eating Disorders, and the invitation-only Eating Disorder Research Society.