My name is Claire, and I’m an American-Lebanese licensed dietitian based in Lebanon.
I pursued a double major (BA Psychology and BS Nutrition and Dietetics) at LAU (Lebanese American University) in Lebanon then travelled to London for a year where I got my MSc in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition from UCL (University College London).
My clinical interests include eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, and prevention and enhancement of health through a health at every size (HAES) and non-diet approach.
My research interests include the mixing of both nutritional and psychological topics such as eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image. I am also interested in self-compassion as a psychological predictor of health.
Some of my work:
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Sanchez-Ruiz, M. J., El-Jor, C., Kharma, J. A., Bassil, M., & Zeeni, N. (2017). Personality, emotion-related variables, and media pressure predict eating disorders via disordered eating in Lebanese university students. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 1-10
Conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, Warsaw, Poland, July 2017
Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders: The Mediational Effect of Personality, Emotion-related Variables and Media Pressure
Self-judgement as a Unique Predictor of Body Image Dissatisfaction in Lebanese University Students