Featured Contributor – Susan Ringwood, Chief Executive – Beat

Susan Ringwood 2012

 Susan Ringwood

After initially training as a teacher, Susan has spent more than 30 years working in the charity sector. She became Beat’s Chief Executive in September 2002.  Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting people affected by eating disorders and campaigning on their behalf.

Susan was a member of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence guideline development group for the treatment of Eating Disorders.

She is a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders and Chaired the Academy’s Patient and Carers’ Committee. She led the development of the World Wide Charter for Action on Eating Disorders, and was the 2008 recipient of the AED Meehan/Hartley award of Leadership in Advocacy and Public Service.

Susan is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Eating Disorders section Executive Committee, and on the Advisory Board of global advocacy group FEAST.

Susan lives with her husband in South Norfolk, where she enjoys cultivating her organic vegetable garden. She is also an adventurous cyclist, undertaking wilderness journeys into mountains and deserts.