Jacqueline Carter-Major


B.A. (Hons), M.A. Carleton University; D.Phil. University of Oxford

Professor; R. Psych.

Office: SN3078
Phone: (709) 864-8118
Email: jacqueline.carter@mun.ca
Website: http://muneatinglab.wixsite.com/home
Affiliations: Clinical



I received my doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1997 under the mentorship of Professor Christopher Fairburn and completed my post-doctoral training 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.

Research Interests

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. My current research is focused mainly on understanding and treating Binge-Eating Disorder (BED). BED is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating in the absence of extreme methods of weight control.

Current research projects

We are currently conducting studies on the affect regulation model of binge eating disorder (BED). For example, we recently completed a randomized controlled trial to examine the effectiveness of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) guided self-help for binge eating disorder. This research was funded by the Newfoundland Centre for Applied Health Research. We are also investigating an addiction model of binge eating, as well as factors associated with binge eating behaviour among adolescents.

Potential Honours and Graduate Students

Please contact me to find out if I am currently accepting new students.

Recent Publications

     *student or fellow that I supervised

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.

Carter, J.C. & Kelly, A.C.* (2015). Autonomous and controlled motivation for eating disorders treatment: baseline predictors and relationship to treatment outcome. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 54(1), 76-90.

Fuss, S., Trottier, K. & Carter, J.C. (2015). An investigation of the factor structure of the Beck Depression Inventory-II in anorexia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review, 23(1), 43-50.

Kelly, A.C.* & Carter, J.C. (2015). Self-Compassion Training for Binge Eating Disorder: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychology and psychotherapy, 88 (3), 285-303.

Trottier, K.*, Carter, J.C., McDonald, D.E., McFarlane, T.L. & Olmsted, M.P. & (2015). Adjunctive Graded Body Image Exposure for Eating Disorders: A randomized controlled initial trial in clinical practice.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48: 494–504. doi.org/10.1002/eat.22341