This Hunger Artist has nothing to do with the artistry of not-eating — after all, there is no such thing. It’s concerned with the complex art and science involved in learning to listen, and respond, to your hungers again after an eating disorder has made you forget how.

This site collects together all my work on disordered eating and its opposites: from my academic research on the links between fiction-reading and mental health to my Psychology Today blog drawing together the science and the personal experience, to my new work developing a recovery-coaching programme and an app.

If you want to know more about me, you can visit my personal site,, which is also home to various other topics which intersect with mental health, including consciousness, powerlifting, failure, and mountain walking.

I hope you enjoy exploring, and please get in touch if you have any comments or questions.