B.A. (Hons), M.A. Carleton University; D.Phil. University of Oxford
Professor; R. Psych.
|Phone: (709) 864-8118|
I received my doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1997 under the supervision of Professor Christopher Fairburn and completed my post-doctoral training with Dr. Marion Olmsted at the Toronto General Hospital Eating Disorders Program in Toronto, Ontario. I practised as a registered psychologist in Toronto from 1999-2012 where I was a Staff Psychologist in the Eating Disorders Program of the Toronto General Hospital and an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto as well as an Adjunct Professor in Psychology at York University.
My research has focused on understanding the nature and maintenance of eating disorder psychopathology, evaluating psychological treatments for eating disorders, and identifying predictors and mediators of treatment outcome. Recent research has focused mainly on understanding and treating Binge-Eating Disorder (BED).
Current research projects
We are currently conducting research aimed at understanding psychosocial factors that may explain why some young people are more vulnerable to developing disordered eating and body image dissatisfaction than others. Current studies are focused on the role of weight-based stigma and difficulties with emotion regulation.
Potential Honours and Graduate Students
Please contact me to find out if I am currently accepting new students.
*student or fellow that I supervised
Bellows, L.A.*, Couturier, L.E.* Dunn, L.C.* & Carter, J.C. (2023). The role of shame and self-compassion in the relationship between relational bullying and disordered eating: A moderated mediation analysis. Frontiers in Psychology - Eating Behavior, 14:968046. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.968046
Hollett, K.B.*, Pennell, J.* & Carter, J.C. (2023). A study on mental health literacy for binge-eating disorder. Journal of Eating Disorders, 11: 69. DOI: 10.1186/s40337-023-00795-y
Hollett, K.B.* & Carter, J.C. (2021) Separating binge eating disorder stigma and weight stigma: A vignette study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 54(5):755-763.
Waller, G., Pugh, M., Mulkens, S., Moore, E., Mountford, V.A., Carter, J.C. et al. (2020) Cognitive‐behavioral therapy in the time of coronavirus: Clinician tips for working with eating disorders via telehealth when face‐to‐face meetings are not possible. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53 (7), 1132-1141.
Carter, J.C., Kenny, T. E.*, Singleton, C.*, Van Wijk, M., & Heath, O. (2020). Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guided Self-Help for Binge Eating Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53 (3), 451-460. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23208.
Kenny, T. E.*, Carter, J.C. & Safer, D.L. (2019) Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guided Self-Help for Binge Eating Disorder. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 28(2), 202-211.
Singleton, C.*, Kenny, T. E.*, D. Hallett & Carter, J.C. (2019). Depression mediates the relationship between binge-eating disorder and health-related quality of life. Frontiers of Psychology - Eating Behavior, Vol 10, Article 209.
Carter, J. C., van Wijk, M.* & Rowsell, M.*(2019). Symptoms of ‘Food Addiction’ in Binge-Eating Disorder Using the Yale Food Addiction Scale Version 2.0. Appetite, 133, 362-369.
Kenny, T. E.*, Singleton, C.* & Carter, J.C. (2018). An examination of emotion-related facets of impulsivity in binge-eating disorder. Eating Behaviors, 32, 74-77.
Kenny, T.E.* & Carter, J.C. (2018). I weigh, therefore I am: Implications of using different criteria to define overvaluation of weight and shape in binge-eating disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorder, 51, 1244-1251.
Kenny, T. E.*, van Wijk, M.*, Singleton, C.W.*, & Carter, J. C. (2018). An examination of the relationship between binge-eating disorder and insomnia symptoms. European Eating Disorders Review, 26(3), 1-11.
Kenny, T. E.*, Singleton, C.W.*, & Carter, J. C. (2017). Testing predictions of the emotion regulation model of binge-eating disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(11), 1297-1305.
Davis, C., Mackew, L., Levitan, R.D., Kaplan, A.S., Carter, J.C., & Kennedy J.L. (2017). Binge-eating disorder in relation to addictive behaviors and personality risk factors. Frontiers in Psychology (Eating Behaviors), 8.
Rowsell, M.*, MacDonald, D.* & Carter, J.C. (2016) Emotion regulation difficulties in anorexia nervosa: associations with improvements in eating psychopathology. Journal of Eating Disorders, 4:17 DOI: 10.1186/s40337-016-0108-0.
Davis, C. Kaplan, A.S., Levitan, R.D., Carter, J.C., & Kennedy J.L., (2016). Sex differences in subjective and objective responses to a stimulant medication (methylphenidate): Comparisons between overweight/obese adults with and without binge eating disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49(5), 473-481.