Dr Karin Eli

karin eli

Research Affiliate

Karin Eli is a medical anthropologist whose research focuses on eating disorders, childhood obesity, and patient and clinician experiences. She is Deputy Director of the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Warwick, a Research Affiliate at Uppsala University’s Department of Food Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics, and a Research Consultant for Karolinska Institute’s Division of Paediatrics. Karin has published extensively in anthropological, clinical, and interdisciplinary journals, and is currently developing a new study that brings together anthropologists and clinicians for innovative mental healthcare research and practice.  

Full publication list:  http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9132-8404  

Selected recent publications:

Eli, K., & Lavis, A. (2021; early online). Material environments and the shaping of anorexic embodiment: towards a materialist account of eating disorders. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 1-20.

Eli, K., Hawkes, C. A., Ochieng, C., Huxley, C. J., Baldock, C., Fortune, P. M., ... & Griffiths, F. (2021). Why, when and how do secondary-care clinicians have emergency care and treatment planning conversations? Qualitative findings from the ReSPECT evaluation study. Resuscitation, 162, 343-350.

Neuman, N., Eli, K., & Nowicka, P. (2021). Childhood memories of food and eating in lower-income families in the United States: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1-10.

Abbots, E-J., Eli, K., and Ulijaszek, S. (2020). Toward an affective political ecology of obesity: mediating social and biological aspects. Cultural Politics, 16(3), 346-366.

Eli, K., Ochieng, C., Hawkes, C., Perkins, G. D., Couper, K., Griffiths, F., & Slowther, A. M. (2020). Secondary care consultant clinicians’ experiences of conducting emergency care and treatment planning conversations in England: an interview-based analysis. BMJ Open, 10(1).

Neuman, N., Eli, K., and Nowicka, P. (2019). Feeding the extended family: Gender, generation, and socioeconomic disadvantage in food provision to children. Food, Culture, and Society, 22(1).

Eli, K. (2018). Striving for liminality: Eating disorder and social suffering. Transcultural Psychiatry, 55(4), 475-494.

Eli, K. (2018). Distinct and untamed: Articulating bulimic identities. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 42(1), 159-179.