Hannah Stammers

Hannah Stammers

Department of Theology and Religion
Doctoral Researcher

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PhD title: Towards a Feminist Theology of Liberation from Anorexia Nervosa
Supervisor: Dr Deryn Guest
Home country: UK
PhD Theology and Religion


My research has a twofold aim:  to explore a possible link between anorexia nervosa and a Christian faith in women; and to consider how pastoral care can be used in the treatment of anorexia nervosa as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment model. To this end, I am working in conjunction with chaplains at the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. 

This is a practical research project involving semi-structured interviews with Christian women who suffer or have suffered from anorexia nervosa.  I am analysing emerging themes from the interviews and experiences of pastoral care and ultimately I hope to be able to present a practical model for pastoral care based in the tradition of feminist liberation theology.