Dr Kate Tchanturia

ClinPsyD, PhD

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Tchanturia a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and is responsible for patient care, clinical research, supervision and development of the psychology and multidisciplinary team across the eating disorder service.  She is involved in the number of postgraduate programmes with King’s College London.


Dr Tchanturia focuses on translational research,  implementing research findings in cognitive and emotional processing in eating disorders in noval treatment intrventions, for example cognitive remediation and emotion skills modules in individual and group format.

Dr Tchanturia authored and co-authored more than 100 peer reviewed papers in English, Russian and Georgian.

She is an invited consultant on a number of international randomised treatment trials (e.g. Stanford University, Paris, Sydney)



Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Adolescents with Anorexia – The Flexible Thinking Group, August 2014

Tchanturia K, Doris E, Fleming C (2014) Effectiveness of cognitive remediation and emotion skills training (CREST) for anorexia nervosa in group format: A naturalistic pilot study European Eating Disorders Review.

Morris R, Bramham J, Smith E, Tchanturia K (2014) Social and Emotional Functioning in anorexia nervosa. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry 19(1):47-57 PMID:23697879 (IF 2)

Fonville L, Giampietro V,  Surguladze S, Williams S, Tchanturia K (2014).:  Increased BOLD signal in the fusiform gyrus during implicit emotion processing in anorexia nervosa;  NeuroImage:  Clinical 266–273


Tchanturia K, Lloyd S, Lang K (2013) Cognitive Remediation in eating disorders International Journal of Eating Disorders Special Issue.46(5)492-496

Lock J, Agras S, Fitzpatrick K, Bryson S, Booil J, Tchanturia K (2013) A Randomised assessment of Novel Treatment for anorexia nervosa addressing inefficient cognitive process. International Journal of Eating Disorders 46(6):567-75; doi: 10.1002/eat.22134

Tchanturia K, Smith E, Weineck F, Fidanboylu E, Kern N, Treasure J, Baron-Cohen, S (2013) Autistic traits in anorexia: a clinical study. Molecular Autism 12;4(1):44

Tchanturia K, Hambrook D, Curtis H, Jones T, Lounes N, Fenn K, Keys A, Stivenson L, Davies H (2013) Work and Social Adjustment in patients with Anorexia Nervosa. Comperhensive Psychiatry. 54(1):41-5. doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2012.03.014

Davies H, Schmidt U, Tchanturia K. (2013) Emotional facial expression in women recovered from anorexia nervosa Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine Psychiatry special issue “Treatment resistance in eating disorders”BMC Psychiatry 13(1):2917; (IF 2.3)

Lang K, Stahl D, Treasure J. Tchanturia K (2013) Set Shifting Abilities in Children and Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa: An exploratory Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. IJED (IF=3) doi: 10.1002/eat.22235

Fonville L, Giampietro V, Williams S, Simmons A, Tchanturia K. (2013) Alterations in Brain Structure in Adults with Anorexia Nervosa and the Impact of Illness Duration; Psychological Medicine; 27:1-11

Lao-Kaim NP, Giampietro V, Williams SCR, Simmons A, Tchanturia K. (2013) Functional MRI investigation of verbal working memory in adults with Anorexia Nervosa. European Psychiatry doi10.1016/j.eurpsy.2013.05.2003

Fonville L, Lao-Kaim NP, Giampietro V, Van den Eynde F, Davies H, Lounes N, Andrew C, Dalton J, Baron-Cohen S, Simmons A, Williams SCR, Tchanturia K. (2013) Evaluation of Enhanced Attention to Local Detail in Anorexia Nervosa using the Embedded Figures Test. Plos One 2013;8. (IF 4.5)


Tchanturia K, Davies H, Harrison A, Fox J, Treasure J, Schmidt U. (2012) Altered social hedonic processing in eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 45(8):962-9. doi: 10.1002/eat.22032

Hambrook D, Brown G, Tchanturia K. (2012) Emotional intelligence in anorexia nervosa: is anxiety a missing piece of the puzzle? Psychiatry Research. 200 (1):12-9.

Pretorius N, Dimmer M, Power E, Eisler I, Simic M, Tchanturia K (2012) Evaluation of a Cognitive Remediation Therapy Group for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa: Pilot study. European Eating Disorder Review. doi: 10.1002/erv.2176

Davies H, Fox J, Naumann U, Treasure J. Schmidt U, Tchanturia K. (2012) Cognitive remediation and emotion skills training (CREST) for anorexia nervosa: an observational study using neuropsychological outcomes. European Eating Disorder Review. 20 (3) 211-7.doi: 10.1002/erv.2170

Tchanturia K, Davies H, Harrison A, Roberts M, Nakazato M, Schmidt U, Treasure J, Morris R (2012) Poor cognitive Flexibility in Eating Disorders: Examining the Evidence using the Wisconcin Cart Sorting Task Plos one 7(1) e28331

Tchanturia K, Hambrook D, Curtis H, Jones T, Lounes N, Fenn K, Keys A, Stivenson L, Davies H (2012) Work and Social Adjustment in patients with Anorexia Nervosa. Comperhensive Psychiatry. doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2012.03.014

Tchanturia K, Davies H, Harrison A, Roberts M, Nakazato M, Schmidt U, Treasure J, Morris R (2012) Poor cognitive Flexibility in Eating Disorders: Examining the Evidence using the Wisconcin Cart Sorting Task Plos one 7(1) e28331

Lounes N, Curtis H, Mountford V, Tchanturia K. (2011) From Systematic Review to Quality Standards and Clinical Reality: Inpatient Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa. The Clinical Psychology Forum. 227; 42-46

Roberts M, Lavander A, Tchanturia K. (2011) Measuring self-report obsessionality in anorexia nervosa: Maudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory (MOCI) or Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Revised (OCI-R)? European Eating Disorder Review. 19(6):501-8

Davies H, Schmidt U, Swan N, Tchanturia K. (2011) Verbal expression and emotion regulation in anorexia and bulimia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review doi: 10.1002/erv.1157

Lounes N, Khan G, Tchanturia K., (2011) Assessment of cognitive flexibility in Anorexia Nervosa – self-report or experimental measure? A brief report. JINS 17(5):925-8 doi.1017/S1355617711000671

Roberts M. Barthel S, Tchanturia K, Lopez C, Treasure J., (2011) Development and Validation of the Detail and Flexibility Questionnaire (DFlex) in Eating Disorders. Eating Behaviours. 12(3):168-74 doi. 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2011.04.001

Tchanturia K, Harrison A, Davies H, Roberts M, Oldershaw A, Nakazato M, Morris R, Schmidt U, Treasure J (2011) Cognitive flexibility and clinical severity in Eating Disorders. Plos one 6(6): e20462. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020462

Easter A, Tchanuria K, (2011) Therapists’ Experiences of Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa: Implications for working with adolescents. Journal of Child Clinical Psychiatry. 16(2):233-46;

Money C, Genders B, Treasure J, Schmidt, Tchanturia K. (2011) A brief emotion focused intervention for inpatients with anorexia nervosa: A qualitative study. Journal of Health Psychology. 16(6):947-58 PMID: 21441359

Money C, Davies H, Tchanturia K. (2011) A case study introducing Cognitive Remediation & Emotion Skills Training (CREST) for Anorexia Nervosa inpatient care. Clinical Case Studies. 10(2) 110-121

Konstantakopoylos G, Tchanturia K, Surguladze S, David T. (2011) Insight in Eating Disorders: Clinical and neurocognitive correlates. Psychological Medicine. 41(9):1951-61



Tchanturia K, Lock J. Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) for Eating Disorders-(2011) Development, Refinement and Future Directions in Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2011;6:269-87.PMID: 21243481

Kemps, E., Lopez, C., & Tchanturia, K. (2010). Weak central coherence in anorexia nervosa. In S. Sassaroli and G.M. Ruggiero (Eds.), /Cognitive Therapy of Eating Disorders on Control and Worry/. New York: Nova Science Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-60876-617-8

Southgate L, Tchanturia K, Treasure J, (2009) Neuropsychology in Eating Disorders in The Neuropsychology of Mental Illness (Cambridge University Press) Ed. Stephen Wood, Nick Allen and Christos Pantelis (p.316-325)

Tchanturia K, Hambrook D. Cognitive Remediation (2009) In The Treatment of Eating Disorders; Clinical Handbook; C. Grilo and J. Mitchell. (Guilford Press) 130-150

Southgate L, Tchanturia K, Treasure J. (2008) Neuropsychological studies in Eating Disorders: A review in Progress in Eating Disorders. Ed. Swain Pamela I. Nova Science Publishers

Lopez C, Davies H, Tchanturia K. (2012) Neuropsychological Models and eating Disorders. Eating and its Disorders ed John Fox and Ken Goss; Wiley-Blackwell Oxford p.185-199


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