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Faculty Member

Gail McVey Ph.D., C. Psych

Email Address(es)
gail.mcvey(at)uhn.ca
Office Address
University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4
Division(s)/Office
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Position
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Prevention Science, Community-based intervention research, Implementation Science, Eating Disorders, Body Image, Mental Health Promotion.
  • Knowledge translation and exchange of best practices through professional development activities, knowledge translation and policy change.
  • Discovery research related to the development of best practices in mental health promotion and the prevention of eating disorders through community-based, clinically -sensitive, longitudinal research evaluated using randomized controlled trials.
  • Implementation research related to the uptake and sustainability of best practices in prevention using partnership development and cross-sector collaboration.

Other Affiliations

  • Director, Ontario Community Outreach Program for Eating Disorders, Centre for Mental Health, University Health Network www.ocoped.ca
  • Provincial Lead, Eating Disorders: Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention
  • Affiliate Scientist, Division of Support, Systems, and Outcomes, Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • Director– Ontario Community Outreach Program for Eating Disorders. Dr. McVey continues to coordinate a ministry of health-funded professional development training program in evidence-based treatment and prevention of eating disorders.

Professional Summary & Appointments

  • Director, Ontario Community Outreach Program for Eating Disorders, University Health Network (TGH) (1997 – present)
  • Lead, Research and Evaluation, School Mental Health ASSIST, Ontario Ministry of Education (2016-2018)
  • Adjunct Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children (2016- 2019)
  • Health Systems Research Scientist, Community Health Systems Resource Group, The Hospital for Sick Children (2003 – 2016)
  • Senior Associate Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children (2013 – 2016)
  • Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children (2005-2013)
  • Associate Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences (formally Population Health Sciences), Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children (2001-2005)
  • Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (2009 – present)
  • Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (2001-2009)
  • Affiliate Scientist, Division of Support, Systems, and Outcomes (Formally Behavioural Sciences and Health) Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network (2001-present)
  • Supervisor, Research Internship, Pre-doctoral Internship Program in Pediatric Psychology, Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children (2004-2016)
  • Steering Committee Member, Women’s College Research Institute, Collaborative Graduate Program in Women’s Health. Affiliated with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Acting Director, Collaborative Graduate Program in Women’s Health, Women’s College Hospital Research Institute, Affiliated with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (Appointed July 1, 2008 until July, 2009)
  • Affiliate, Community Health Systems Resource Group, The Hospital for Sick Children (2000 – 2003)
  • Clinical Research Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children (1995-1999)

Other Positions

  • CIHR Investigator, Mid-Career Personnel Award- Institute of Gender and Health (2005-2010)
  • Core Steering Committee Member, Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition (2003 – 2019)

Honours & Awards

  • 2019 Recipient Moriarty Leadership Award. In recognition of outstanding leadership and commitment to the Mission and Vision of the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA), June 2019
  • 2018  Nominated for Innovation- Clinician or Researcher Award.  2018 Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) Champions of Mental Health Awards
  • 2017- Recipient, Certificate of Special Recognition of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, awarded to ‘a person or an organization that has made outstanding contributions and provided important leadership in the field of child and adolescent mental health (Awarded October, 2017, Ottawa)
  • 2015- Recipient, Bryden Alumni Tentanda Via Award in recognition of a graduate who has demonstrated innovative, unconventional and daring leadership and successes. York University Alumni Association (Awarded November, 2015)
  • 2015- Certificate of recognition. Contribution to the development of BalancedView, an evidence-informed resource designed to reduce weight bias and stigma among health professionals to improve patient outcomes across the province of British Columbia (June, 2015)
  • 2014- Fellow status, Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). In recognition of distinguished contributions made by AED members to the field of eating disorders (including research-based scholarship, clinical practice, advocacy)
  • 2013- Recipient, National Eating Disorders Association’s Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness. NEDA is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Award Reception, NEDA Conference October 12, 2013, Washington, DC.
  • 2011- Letter of recognition from the Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care (Deb Matthews) for leadership in the field of eating disorders in Ontario (December 8, 2011)
  • 2011- Letter of recognition from Premier McGuinty for leadership and contributions to the field of eating disorders (December 8, 2011)
  • 2008- Joint Canadian Psychiatric Association & the Council of Psychiatric Continuing Education Award for most outstanding continuing education activity in psychiatry in Canada (academic) (with C. Adair, J. de Groot, L. McLaren, R. Plottnikoff, K. Gray-Donald). For Symposium on Obesity and Eating Disorder: Seeking Common Ground to Promote Health
  • 2006- Gala honoree and Recipient of Award for Loyalty, Professionalism and Dedication to the battle against Eating Disorders, Eating Disorder Association of York Region
  • 2005-2010- 5 year Mid-Career Personnel Award from CIHR (Institute of Gender and Health) and the Ontario Women’s Health Council
  • 1999- Paul Christie Fellowship Prize, Outstanding Research in Community Mental Health, Awarded by the Ontario Mental Health Foundation
  • 1997 – 1999- (OMHF) Post-Doctoral Renewal Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children. Title of Project: A controlled evaluation of an elementary school eating disorder prevention program involving students and their parents: A 1- year follow-up (principal investigator)
  • 1995 – 1997- (OMHF) Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children. Title of Project: A controlled evaluation of an elementary school prevention program designed to promote positive body image in young adolescent females: A 1-year follow-up (principal investigator)

Current Research Projects

  • 2019-Present Provincial Lead. With funding support from the Ontario Ministry of Health, Dr. McVey is leading a provincial eating disorder prevention framework build and scale up across Ontario to do with evidence-based practices informed by the prevention science and implementation science literatures. This policy-driven initiative follows Dr. McVey’s 20-year program of community-based prevention intervention research in eating disorders carried out in Ontario. Eating Disorders: Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention is being led by Dr. McVey at the University Health Network in partnership with 5 regional orgs across Ontario for eventual scale up across the province. This new layer of prevention service delivery is being added to an existing system of specialized treatment of eating disorders, supported through training activities hosted by OCOPED.
  • 2018-2020 Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Nicole Obeid (Lead PI) from CHEO, Ottawa on CIHR-funded SPOR study investigating 1) priority setting in eating disorder research by individuals with lived experience, carers, and clinicians, and 2) ways to embed eating disorder early intervention into wellness hubs for youth.
  • 2017-2020 Co-Investigator on Intervention Implementation Research to do with the scale up of evidence-based sexual assault reduction intervention with universities across Canadian Universities led by PI at University of Windsor, Dr. Charlene Senn.
  • 2017-2018 Co-investigator on CIHR-funded study on the development of Canadian Guidelines for the Treatment of Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders led by PI, Dr. Jennifer Couturier, McMaster University, Hamilton
  • 2020-21 Co-investigator on CIHR-funded study on the development of virtual practice guidelines for the child and adolescent treatment of eating disorders led by PI, Dr. Jennifer Couturier, McMaster University, Hamilton

EXTERNAL RESEARCH GRANTS:

2020-2021 Couturier J (PI), Miller C, Bhatnagar N, Brouwers M, Findlay S, Kimber M, McVey G, Norris M, Picard L, Spettigue W, and Webb C. The COVID-19 Pandemic and Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Recommendations from the Canadian Consensus Panel: A Knowledge Synthesis. CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant (Awarded: $49,990, May 22, 2020)

2018-2019 OCOPED/UHN. One-time funding awarded to support provincial leadership of training and implementation of new layer of eating disorder promotion, prevention and early intervention service delivery across Ontario. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health Term Care, $500,000 (transitioned to annualized funding in 2019-2020 $1M).

2017-2018   Obeid, N (Co-Principal Investigator), McVey, G (Co-Principal Investigator), Norris, N (Clinician representative /Co-Investigator), Preskow, W (Community representative/Co-Investigator), Spettigue, W (Collaborator). Building capacity for patient oriented research in eating disorders across Canada. CIHR SPOR Capacity Building Grant (Awarded $24,000 April 1, 2017).

2016-2019. Senn, C. (NPA), Radtke, L., Thurston, B, Eliasziw, M., & McVey, G. L. (Co-Investigator).  Maximizing implementation and establishing effectiveness of an evidence-based sexual assault resistance intervention in universities across Canada. CIHR Project Scheme 2016 (Awarded : $982, 384).

2016-2018. Cameron, E., (PI), McVey, G. L., (Co-I), Foley, H. The Sport Body Image Project:Exploring Body Image Concerns Among Athletes in Newfoundland and Labrador through Digital Storytelling. SSHRC/Vice-President’s Memorial University Research Grant. 1 year.(Awarded $7,000).

2016-2018. Grant, H. (PI), Cameron, E., (Primary Supervisor), McVey, G. L. (Advisor/Collaborator). Weight bias professional development. CIHR Doctoral Awarded.

2014-2017. Hadjiyannakis, S., Buchholz, A., Clark, L., Baldwin, K., Goldfield, G., Spettigue, W., Norris, Obeid, N., Harrison, M., Perkins, J, Feder, S., & McVey, G (Invited collaborator). Paediatric Research on Eating Disorders and Obesity. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute. Clinical Research Capacity-Building Award 2014 (Awarded: $120,000).

2016-2017. Couturier, J (NPA), Findlay, S. Kimber, M., Miller, C., McVey, G. L., Norris, M. Developing Canadian Practice Guidelines for Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Knowledge Synthesis Grant (Awarded $150,000).

2015-2016. McVey, G. L., & Norris, M. (2015). The association between eating disorders, mental health and self-harm. Proposal submitted to the Health Surveillance and Epidemiology Division Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, Public Health Agency of Canada (Awarded: $17,500).

2013-2015. Couturier, J (NPA)., Boettcher, M. (Knowledge User)., Lock, J., Barwick, M., Kimber, M., Niccols, A., McVey, G. L., Findlay, S., VanBlyderveen, S., Webb, C. Scaling up highly specialized and evidence-based pediatric eating disorder treatment in Ontario: Knowledge to action research. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant Application: Knowledge to Action Operating Grant. (Awarded: $150,000).

2014-2015. Perth District Health Unit, Females Using Energy for Life Secondary School Program. 2014-2015 United Way Development & Demonstration Grant (Awarded: $17,500).

2012-2014. Hamond, D., Hobin, E., O’Brien, M., Sheeska, J., & McVey, G. L. Nutrition Labelling: Comprehension and Use of Nutrition Facts Tables among Young People in Canada. Proposal submitted to University of Waterloo (Awarded: $49,822).

  1. McVey, G. L., (NPA) Walker, K, Russell-Mayhew, S and Ferguson, B (2010) “Linking research, practice, and policy to devise a national prevention research strategy”. Dissemination Grant, CIHR, KT Strategic Grant. (Awarded: $25,000).
  2. McVey, G. L. (NPA), Russell-Mayhew, S., Beyers, J. Preventing chronic diseases in children and youth using an integrated approach: Feasibility and pilot of a professional development model designed to help build resiliency, promote mental health, and prevent the triggering of weight and shape preoccupation. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant: Health Equity. (Awarded: $68,564).

Representative Publications

International and National Invited Keynotes

McVey, G. (2019). Invited Thought Leader, Mental Health Promotion Knowledge Development and Exchange Hub (KDE), Mental Health Promotion Innovation Fund, Public Health Agency of Canada.

McVey, G, (2019). Invited panel presenter. Mental Health Promotion Innovation Fund – Knowledge Development and Exchange Hub Thought Leader Meeting. Public Health Agency of Canada, Toronto, ON, January 7, 2019. (Co-Chairs: Janice Popp and Barb Riley, PROPEL Centre, University of Waterloo).

McVey, G. (2018). Invited expert guideline panel member, Meeting to draw consensus on recommendations for CIHR-funded study on Canadian practice guidelines for the treatment of children and adolescents with eating disorders, focused on psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatments.  December 18, 2018, Toronto, Ontario (Meeting Chair: Dr. Jennifer Couturier, McMaster University).

McVey, G. (2018). Invited Plenary Keynote Speaker. Jumping in Together: Can Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) Approaches Advance Work in Eating Disorders. Theme of Plenary Panel Presentation: Engaging Communities to Advance Eating Disorders Research and Intervention. 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders, Academy for Eating Disorders, Chicago, Illinois (April 19-21, 2018).

McVey, G. (2018). Invited expert reviewer, Resources for Development of a Mental Health Performance Measurement Framework for Canada. Mental Health Commission of Canada (January, 2018).

McVey, G. (2017). Invited national expert researcher. The Future of Sex and Gender in Health Research CIHR Scientific Research Meeting. Hosted by the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (Montreal, Quebec, November 8-9, 2017).

McVey, G. (2017). Invited research expert for annual scientific research meeting of the International Academy of Body Image, Eating Problems, and Health. Meeting Chairs: Marita McCabe, Institute of Health and Aging, Australian Catholic University, and Lina Ricciardelli,  Professor, School of Psychology, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus. Venue Host: Jacinthe Dion, PhD, Research Chair, University du Quebec at Chicoutimi. (Montreal, June 26-27, 2017) (Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – SSHRC) .

McVey, G (2017). Invited expert, Meeting with top researchers and health policy experts from across Canada to discuss “The Future of Sex and Gender in Health Research” Hosted by the Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Montreal, Quebec, (November 8-9, 2017).

McVey, G. (2017). Invited Plenary Panel Presenter. Social emotional development. Towards well-being for all: Ontario’s Well-being Strategy for Education. Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition Biennial Conference (April 4-5, 2017). Toronto, Ontario.

Norris, M., & McVey, G. (2016). Invited plenary keynote speaker. Ask a Simple Question…Is There a Simple Answer?  An Update on the Epidemiology of EDs in Canada and Discussion of Next Steps, EDAC Biennial Conference (September 29-30)

Norris, M., & McVey, G. (2016). Invited presenters, NIED hosted Symposium with professionals, advocates, individuals with lived experience to start building a national eating disorder strategy for Canada  (September 28, 2016).

McVey, G (2016). Invited speaker. Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) 2016 Annual Conference, Halifax Nova Scotia, from October 23 – 25, 2016 (declined due to scheduling conflict).

McVey, G. (2016). Invited presenter. 3rd Canadian Weight Bias Summit hosted by the Canadian Obesity Network-EveryBODY Matters Collaborative, Edmonton, Alberta (May 26-27, 2016) (declined due to scheduling conflict).

McVey, G. (2016). Invited Keynote Speaker, Agents of change: Addressing weight stigma through activism, education and policy. 4th Annual Weight Stigma Conference (April 29 and 30th, 2016), Vancouver, BC, Canada (declined due to scheduling conflict).

McVey, G. (2016). Invited speaker. Strengthening our Understanding of the Mind-Body Connection: 6th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa (October 25th, 2016).

McVey, G. (2016). Invited speaker, BalancedView Cross-Canada Knowledge translation Webinar, BC Mental Health and Addictions (March 2016).

McVey, G. (2015). Invited delegate. Consensus Conference on the Mental Health of Emerging Adults: Making transitions a priority in Canada. Hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, John G. Diefenbaker Building Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON (Nov 3-4, 2015).

McVey, G (2015). Invited Guest. Persons, organizations involved in advancing education, research, and treatment of eating disorders in Canada. Eating Disorder Foundation of Canada Annual General Meeting (Oct 24th, 2015). Toronto, ON, St Andrew’s Conference Centre.

McVey, G. (2015). Invited expert panel member. “Plenary: Collaborating for Change and Success – A Conversation with Health and Education Leaders.” 2015 Healthy Schools Communities National Forum hosted by the PHE Canada (Physical and Health Education Canada), Nov 16-17th, 2015, Ottawa, Ont.

McVey, G (2015). Invited keynote speaker, Conference and networking session hosted by the Network European researchers & practitioners in the field of appearance dissatisfaction. Plovdiv, Bulgaria (September 8-10th, 2015). http://appearancematters.eu/

McVey, G (2015). Invited opening keynote speaker. Biannual Body Image and Self-Esteem Conference, National Eating Disorder Information Centre (April 16, 2015).

McVey, G. (2015). Invited keynote speaker. Annual Forum on Hope, Inspiration. Hosted by the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED). Toronto, Ontario, February 22, 2015.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, Book, Book Chapters

Audrey Livet, Xavier Navarri, Julian Nguyen, Gail McVey & Patricia Conrod (2020). Perfectionism in adolescents with eating disorder symptoms: A systematic review and a meta-analysis (manuscript in preparation).

Mark L. Norris MD1,2, Nicole Hammond MA2, Nicole Obeid, PhD2, Wendy Spettigue MD,2,3 Katie Yelle, MD2, Dominique Falardeau2, Gail McVey, PhD4, (2020). Investigating Peer and Education-Related Experiences as Triggers for Eating Disorder Onset (manuscript in preparation).

Livet A., Boers, E., McVey, G., Conrod, P. (2020). Association of screen time, self-esteem and symptoms of eating disorders in adolescents: A five-year longitudinal study. JAMA Psychiatry (Manuscript submitted).

Hobden, K., Thurston, W., McVey, G., & Senn, C. (2020). Implementation Fidelity Measurement of an intervention trial designed to reduce sexual assault among university women (Manuscript in preparation).

Obeid, N., McVey, G., Preskow, W., Seale, E., Norris, M.L. (2020). Co-creating research priorities for anorexia nervosa: The Canadian Eating Disorder Priority Setting Partnership. International Journal of Eating Disorders, doi:10.1002/eat.23234.

Couturier, J. Isserlin, L, Norris, M, Spettigue, W, Brouwers, M, Kimber, M, McVey, G, Webb, C, Findlay, S, Bhatnagar, N, Snelgrove, N, Ritsma, A, Preskow, W, Miller, C, Coelho, J, Boachie, A, Steinegger, C, Loewen, R, Loewen, T, Waite, E, Ford, C, Bourret, K, Gusella, J, Geller, J, LaFrance, A, LeClerc, A, Scarborough, J, Grewal, S, Jericho, M, Dimitropoulos, G, Pilon, D. (2020). Canadian Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders. The Journal of Eating Disorders. 8(4):1-80.

Couturier, J., Kimber, M., Barwick, M., McVey, G., Findlay, S., Webb, C., Niccols, A., Lock, J., (Oct 26, 2019). Assessing Fidelity to Family-Based Treatment: Expert, Therapist, Parent, and Peer Ratings. Frontiers in Psychiatry (Submitted for publication).

Couturier, J, Kimber, M, Barwick, M, Woodford, T, McVey, G. Findlay, S, Webb, C, Niccols, A, Lock, J. (2019). Family-Based Treatment for children and adolescents with eating disorders: A mixed-methods evaluation of a blended evidence-based implementation approach. Translational Behavioural Medicine, 0; 0. (Published).

Couturier, J., Kimber, M., Barwick, M., Woodford, T., McVey, G., Findlay, S., Webb, C., Niccols, A., & Lock, J. ( 2018). Themes Arising During Implementation Consultation with Teams Applying Family-Based Treatment. Journal of Eating Disorders, 6:32 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-018-0218-y.

Mark L. Norris MD1,2, Nicole Hammond MA2, Nicole Obeid, PhD2, Wendy Spettigue MD,2,3 Katie Yelle, MD2, Dominique Falardeau2, Gail McVey, PhD4,   (2018).  Investigating Peer and Education-Related Experiences as Triggers for Eating Disorder Onset (manuscript submitted).

McVey, G.L. & Antonini, J. Van Horp, R., MacDougall, C. (2018). Promoting mental health and coping skills in high school females: A feasibility and preliminary school-based efficacy trial. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education  (manuscript in preparation).

Couturier, J., Lock, J., Kimber, M., McVey, G., Barwick, M., Niccols, A., Webb, C., Findlay, S., & Woodford (2017). Themes arising in clinical consultation for therapists implementing Family-Based Treatment: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Eating Disorders, 5;28; https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-017-0161-3

Couturier, J., Kimber, M., Barwick, M., Woodford, T., McVey, G., Findlay, S., Webb, C., Niccols, A., & Lock, J. ( 2018). Themes Arising During Implementation Consultation with Teams Applying Family-Based Treatment. European Eating disorders Review (manuscript submitted).

Mark L. Norris MD1,2, Nicole Hammond MA2, Nicole Obeid, PhD2, Wendy Spettigue MD,2,3 Katie Yelle, MD2, Dominique Falardeau2, Gail McVey, PhD4,   (2018).  Investigating Peer and Education-Related Experiences as Triggers for Eating Disorder Onset (manuscript submitted).

 McVey, G.L. & Antonini, J. Van Horp, R., MacDougall, C. (2018). Promoting mental health and coping skills in high school females: A feasibility and preliminary school-based efficacy trial. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education  (manuscript in preparation).

Couturier, J., Lock, J., Kimber, M., McVey, G., Barwick, M., Niccols, A., Webb, C., Findlay, S., & Woodford (2017). Themes arising in clinical consultation for therapists implementing Family-Based Treatment: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Eating Disorders, 5;28;https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-017-0161-3

McVey, G. L., & Antonini, J. E. (2016). Universal Prevention. Encyclopedia of Feeding and  Eating Disorders. T. Wade (Ed.). Springer Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_155-1

McVey, G. L., & Antonini, J. E. (2016). Training service providers in evidence-based prevention programs. Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders. T. Wade (Ed.). Springer Publishing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_154-1

McVey, G. L. (2016). Building partnerships with prevention experts targeting other mental health problems. Eating disorders, 24(1), 63-70. doi:10.1080/10640266.2015.1113831

Hobin, E., Shen-Tu, G., Sacco, J., White, C., Bowman, C., Sheeshka, J., McVey, G. L…&Hammond, D. (2016). Comprehension and Use of Nutrition Facts Tables among Adolescents and Young Adults in Canada. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 77(2), 59-65. doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2015-042

Levine, M.P., & McVey, G.L. (2015). Prevention, prevention science, and an ecological perspective: A framework for programs, research, and policy. In D. Beck-Ellsworth (Ed), Understanding eating disorders: Risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and recovery (Part VI: Introduction Staying off the path: A world without eating disorders) pp. 269-291.  University of California, San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Walker, K.S., & McVey, G.L. (2015). Evidence-based treatment of eating disorders and emerging evidence: A synthesis of the literature. Ontario Community Outreach Program For Eating Disorders, Toronto, Ontario (February, 2015).

Levine, M. P., & McVey, G. L. (2015).  Developing an Ecological Approach to Eating Disorders Prevention: The Ontario Project.  In M. P. Levine & L. Smolak (Eds.), Handbook of Eating Disorders (Chapter 47). West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell (July, 2015).

Hobin, E., Sacco, J., Vanderlee, L., White, C.M., Zuo, F., Sheeshka, J, McVey, G. L., Fodor, O’Brien, M., Hammond, D. (2015). A randomized trial testing the efficacy of modifications to the nutrition facts table on comprehension and use of nutrition information by adolescents and young adults in Canada. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada 2015 Dec; 35(10): 173-83.

Hobin, E., Shen-tu, G., White, C., Bowman, C., Sheeshka, J., McVey, G. L., O’Brien, M., Vanderlee, A., & Hammond, D. (2015). Exploring understanding and use of Nutrition Facts tables among adolescents and young adults in Canada: a qualitative study. Appetite. (Accepted September 15, 2015).

Couturier, J., Kimber, M., Lock, J., Barwick, M., McVey, G. L., Findlay, S., … & Woodford, T. (2015). Implementing highly specialized and evidence-based pediatric eating disorder treatment: protocol for a mixed methods evaluation. Implementation Science, 10(1), 1. DOI: 10.1186/s13012-015-0231-3

Dimitropoulos, G., Freeman, V. E., Allemang, B., Couturier, J., McVey, G. L., Lock, J., & Le Grange, D. (2015). Family-based treatment with transition age youth with anorexia nervosa: a qualitative summary of application in clinical practice. Journal of Eating Disorders, 3(1), 1-13. doi: 10.1186/s40337-015-0037-3.

Couturier, J., Kimber, M., Jack, S., Niccols, A., Blyderveen, S., & McVey, G. L. (2014). Using a knowledge transfer framework to identify factors facilitating implementation of family‐based

Kimber, M., Couturier, J., Jack, S., Niccols, A., Blyderveen, S., & McVey, G. L. (2014). Decision‐making processes for the uptake and implementation of family‐based therapy by eating disorder treatment teams: A qualitative study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47(1), 32-39. doi:10.1002/eat.22185

Levine, M. P., McVey, G. L., & Piran, N. (2014). Eating disorders during adulthood. In T. P. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.), The encyclopedia of primary prevention and health promotion (2nd ed., Vol. 4, pp. 1670-1686). New York: Springer.

Piran, N., McVey, G. L., & Levine, M. P. (2014). Eating disorders in adolescence. In T. P. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.), The encyclopedia of primary prevention and health promotion (2nd ed., Vol. 3, pp. 1134-1147). New York: Springer.

McVey, G.L., Walker, S.K., Beyers, J., Harrison, H., Russell-Mayhew, M.S, & Simkins, S. (2013). Integrating weight bias awareness and mental health promotion into obesity prevention delivery: A public health pilot study. CDC; Journal: Preventing Chronic Disease ; Volume: 10; Year: 2013; Article ID: 12_0185

Couturier, J., Kimber, M., Jack, S., Niccols, A., Van Blyderveen, S., & McVey, G. L. (2013). (epub ahead of print). Understanding the uptake of family-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa: Therapist perspectives. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 46, 177–188.DOI: 10.1002/eat.22049

Pinhas, L., McVey, G. L. (Co-Author), Walker, K., Norris, M., Katzman, D., & Collier, S. (2013). Trading health for a healthy weight: The Uncharted Side of Healthy Weights Initiatives. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 21:2, 109-116 http://dxdoi.org/10.1080/10640266.2013.761082

Ferrari, M, McVey, G. L., & Rummens, J.A. (2013). Dialogue with Immigrant Mothers from Chinese and Tamil Communities to Explore Homogenization, Normalization, and Objectification of their Body [37 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum:Qualitative Social Research, 14(1), Art. 2, http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs130126.

Couturier, J., Kimber, M., Jack, S., Niccols, A., Van Blyderveen, S., & McVey, G. L. (2013). Understanding the uptake of family-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa: Therapist perspectives. International Journal of Eating Disorders. , 177–188.DOI: 10.1002/eat.22049.

McVey, G.L., (Senior Co-Editor), Levine M.P., Piran, N., & Ferguson, B. (Eds.), (2012). Prevention of eating-related and weight related disorders: Collaborative research, advocacy and policy change. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Levine, M., & McVey, G. L. (2012). Prevention, prevention science, and an ecological perspective: A framework for programs, research, and policy. In G. McVey, M. Levine, N. Piran & B. Ferguson (Eds.) Prevention of eating-related and weight-related disorders: Collaborative research, advocacy and policy change Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Russell-Mayhew, M., McVey, G. L., Bardick, A., & Ireland, A. (2012). Mental Health, Wellness, and Childhood Overweight/Obesity. Journal of Obesity, vol 2012, Article ID 281801, 9 pages 2012 doi: 10.1155/2012/281801.

McVey, G. L., Kirsh, G., Maker, D., Walker, K., Mullane, J., Laliberte, M., Ellis-Claypool, J., Vorderbrugge, J., Burnett, A., Cheung, L., Banks, L. (2010) Promoting positive body image among university students: A collaborative pilot study. Body Image: An International Journal, 7(3), 200-204.

McVey, G.L., Gusella, J., Tweed S, & Ferrari M. (2009). A controlled evaluation of web-based training for teachers and public health practitioners on the prevention of eating disorders. Eating Disorders: J of Treatment and Prevention, 17(1), 1-26.

Buchholz, A., Mack, H., & McVey, G.L. et al., (on Grant and Co-Author on manuscript). (2008). An evaluation of the prevention project BODYSENSE: A positive body image initiative for female athletes. Eating Disorders: J of Treatment and Prevention, 16, 308-321.

McVey, G.L., Tweed, S., & Blackmore, E. (2007). Healthy Schools-Healthy Kids: A controlled evaluation of a comprehensive eating disorder prevention program. Body Image: An International Research Journal, 4, 115-136.

Kirsh, G., McVey, G., Tweed, S., & Katzman, D.K. (2007). Psychosocial profiles of young adolescent females seeking treatment for an eating disorder. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40, 351-356.

McVey, G.L., Davis, R., Kaplan, A., Katzman, D., Pinhas, L., Geist, R, Heinmaa, M & Forsyth, G. (2005). A community-based training program for eating disorders and its contribution to the development of a provincial network of specialized services. International Journal of Eating Disorders 37, 535-540.

McVey, G.L., Tweed, S., & Blackmore, E. (2005). Correlates of dieting and muscle gaining behaviors in 10-14 year-old males and females. Preventive Medicine. 40, 1-9.

McVey, G.L., Davis, R., Tweed, S., & Shaw, B. (2004). An evaluation of a school-based program designed to improve body image satisfaction, global self-esteem, and eating attitudes and behaviours: A replication study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 36, 1-11.

Reports/Policy documents

2020 – McVey, G with Pelligrinin, D., Marini, S (2020). Eating Disorders-Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention Discussion Document, Retreat / Think Tank, February, 2020, Toronto, ON.

2019 – McVey, G with Antonini, J., Obeid, N., Rosu, L., Degagne, K, Kostakos, M. Eating Disorders-Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention Discussion Document, Think Tank, March 21-22, 2019.

2016 – McVey, G., Antonini, J., MacDougall, C. Fuel Plus: A secondary school mental health promotion project for Perth District Health Unit and Huron County Health Unit. Presented to Perth-Huron United Way (January 11, 2016).

2015 – McVey, G., & Norris, M. Progress report on Eating disorders as a risk factor for intentional injury, suicide and co-morbid conditions in Canada.  Presented to Public Health Agency of Canada (September 30th, 2015).

2015. Short, K, Fleck, A (Leads), McVey (one of a number of invited experts). School Mental Health ASSIST. Mental Health Support for Health and Physical Education document prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Education.

2015 – McVey, G., & Norris, M. Data Analysis Report, Eating disorders as a risk factor for intentional injury, suicide and co-morbid conditions in Canada.  Presented to Public Health Agency of Canada (December 15, 2015).

2013. McVey, G (invited collaborator). “Ready, Set, Go! Building Healthy Schools in Ontario”. People for Education‎.

2012 – McVey, G. Briefing Document on Paediatric Eating Disorder System of Care in Ontario based on strategic planning retreat hosted with senior hospital administrators and clinicians from five Ontario paediatric hospitals that house inpatient beds for paediatric eating disorders. The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario (July 13, 2012).

McVey, G. L. (2011). Linking research, practice, and policy in the prevention of weight-related disorders: A national meeting of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, November 17-18, 2011. Guiding Principles for Prevention of Weight Related Disorders. The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario.

McVey, G. L. (2011). Linking research, practice, and policy in the prevention of weight-related disorders: A national meeting of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, November 17-18, 2011. Discussion Document. The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario.

McVey, G. L., Adair, C., deGroot, J., McLaren, L., Plotnikoff, R., Gray-Donald, K., Collier, S. (2008). Obesity and Eating Disorders: Seeking Common Ground To Promote Health. A national meeting of researchers, practitioners and policymakers, November 2007. (Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Institute of Public and Population Health Sciences, Knowledge Translation Seed Grant, and Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes). Final Report. Retrieved from www.ocoped.ca.

Works including Collective Literary Works

2015-2016    Contributed to School Mental Health ASSIST: An online guide for Mental Health. Leadership Teams Supporting Implementation of the Ministry of Education’s Revised   Health and Physical Education (HPE) Curriculum (December, 2015). www.smh-assist.ca/wp-content/uploads/Leading-mentally-healthy-schools.pptx

2014-2015  Contributed to Online Resource entitled Level Up-Program Guide for Teachers to assist with substance abuse, mental health promotion and healthy eating curriculum delivery, ‎Ophea: Healthy  Schools- Healthy Communities (November, 2015) www.teachingtools.ophea.net/activities/levelup

2013-2015   Contributed to the development of BalancedView, an evidence-informed online professional resource designed to reduce weight bias and stigma among health   professionals to improve patient outcomes across the province of British Columbia   https://balancedviewbc.ca/

2006– 2015     Revised/updated content for website for Ontario provincial training program in eating disorders (www.ocoped.ca)

2003-2006       Created content for on-line, web-based curriculum designed to disseminate best practices in the prevention of disordered eating to elementary school teachers and public health practitioners, entitled The Student Body: Promoting Health At Any Size, AboutKidsHealth, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario. www.aboutkidshealth.ca/thestudentbody