About the authors

Steve Pearce, MSc, MRCP, MRCPsych

Programme Director, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.


Dr Pearce is the programme director of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Complex Needs Service, a tertiary personality disorder service run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. His special interests are in ethics, personality disorder, philosophy and psychotherapy.


Email: steve.pearce@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk


Declaration of interests: None

Jacinta Oon Ai Tan, MBBS, MA, DPhil, MSc, FRCPsych

Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Swansea University Medical School.

Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Tier 3 Specialist Adult Eating Disorder Team, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.


Dr Tan is a medical ethicist with a special interest in mental capacity in eating disorders. She also has a background in philosophy and psychology, sociology and child health, and child and adolescent psychiatry.


Email: j.o.a.tan@swansea.ac.uk


Declaration of interests: None




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