About Susan Ringwood

Susan Ringwood is a Board member of F.E.A.S.T.,the global parent support network, and was Chief Executive of the UK charity Beatfor 13 years until 2015. Susan was a member of the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence guideline development groups for the treatment of Eating Disorderswhich set standards for evidence-based treatment, for example the Children and Young People’s Eating Disorder Access and Waiting Time Commissioning Guide, and has served on UK government committees and task forces related to eating disorders and mental health treatment.  

Susan is a fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders, she was a founder member of the AED’s Advisory Board, is a former Chair of the Academy’s Patient and Carers’ Committee and was the 2008 recipient of the AED Meehan/Hartley award of Leadership in Advocacy and Public Service. When she joined Beat in 2001 Susan knew absolutely nothing about the condition. What she learnt, very quickly, and mostly from those parents she met, was that this was a confounding, challenging and downright scary place to be. Fast forward 18 years, and she is serving on the F.E.A.S.T.board to do what she can to bring evidence-based treatment to all -- in a way that involves, includes and respects families.