About Emily Fox-Kales


Emily Fox- Kales, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and body image disturbances. She is Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University, and Clinical Associate at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Ma. She is also the executive director of Feeding Ourselves, the Boston-based outpatient program for eating disorders feedingourselves.com where she has treated individuals with eating disorders, body disturbances, and weight problems for over thirty years. Her research on dieting and binge eating has been published in many professional journals, including Obesity & Metabolism, Appetite,and Physiology & Behavior. Dr. Fox-Kales is a frequent speaker on body image and eating disorders, appearing in many national media including The New York Times, A&E, Prevention Magazine, Psychology Today, Glamour, and Shape magazines, as well as on numerous television and radio shows. She has lectured extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Israel and served as consultant and trainer of mental health professionals at Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston Medical Center, as well as at schools, universities and treatment centers.


Since 1993 Dr. Fox-Kales has been on the faculty of Northeastern University where she teaches film, psychology and gender studies in the departments of Psychology and Cinema Studies. She is also Faculty Director of Newcope, a university-wide education and media literacy program. Her research interests as well as her recent publications and presentations focus on popular culture--particularly film and television--and psycho-social narratives of gender and the woman’s body. She has served as Film Editor of the journal Gender & Psychoanalysis, and has published in the area of film and psychoanalysis, most recently in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, the Journal of Social and Psychological Sciences and the Journal of Cultural Studies.