Eating disorders: Beyond the basics


Dr Jenny Conway

Jenny graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1988 and has lived and worked in the Yarra Valley for over 25 years. She spent over a decade working as a GP in Warburton, then in locum work in rural and remote locations and most recently in Lilydale whilst her twins were finishing secondary school. She has extensive experience in all aspects of General Practice including Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Youth Mental Health, Skin cancer diagnosis and management, and is accredited for Share Care with Eastern Health.

Starting in 2013 she became more involved in looking after patients with Eating Disorders and has since completed a Masters Of Medicine at the University of Melbourne in that field. Jenny commenced practice at Get Well Clinic in 2017 and enjoys providing continuing care to many familiar locals and meeting lots of new patients from her happy stomping ground in the Yarra Valley.

Facilitated by:

Dr Bianca Forrester, has lived and worked in the Geelong community for 15 years. She is a senior lecturer in Primary Care at the University of Melbourne and a lecturer at Deakin’s School of Medicine. In addition to her clinical work, she runs several communities of practice on issues including COVID care, family violence and youth mental health.


Eating well and sleeping well are two of the basic needs we as human animals must achieve if we are to feel secure, safe and steady in our foundations before we build upon those lovely ideals of psychological growth, flourishing and self-actualization. 

As clinicians working with young people, we see issues with eating and sleeping so commonly as to know in our gut how crucial it is to get these things right. In this session, we’ll focus on recognising issues and intervening early and effectively. 

This session will focus on eating disorders and move from the basics of screening and recognition into early intervention and multidisciplinary team-based care. We will consider how we can work with schools to create those early access pathways into healthcare. 

This webinar was recorded on 26 July 2022.