Karen McMahon, RMN, B Sc, Pg. Dip, Pg. Cert TLHE is a registered mental health nurse and Lecturer in Mental Health. She has extensive experience of working within inpatient and outpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and holds a postgraduate diploma in therapeutic skills with children and young people and is trained in systemic practice. Karen has a post graduate certificate in teaching and learning in higher education and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her specialist eating disorder training includes ED assessment, Multi Family Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. She is a Faculty member of the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders and is a certified Family Based Treatment therapist and supervisor. Karen has been central to the implementation of FBT in Scotland and led on the provision of FBT supervision for individuals and groups. Karen has provided FBT training in both Scotland and Ireland and has presented on FBT at a number of international conferences. Current research interests are the contribution that fathers make to Family Based Treatment.