Strategic Council

The APPG on Obesity invited applications to sit on the group’s newly-established strategic council. The council will help to set the direction of work undertaken by the APPG, as well as offering advice and guidance around ongoing work of the group.

The members to the strategic council will be involved in setting the direction and overseeing the work carried out by Task and Finish Groups on behalf of the APPG. We are delighted to announce the the members of the Strategic Council are as follows:

  • Professor Paul Gately, Professor of Exercise and Obesity, Leeds Beckett University

  • Patrick McGinley, Head of Costing and SLR, Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

  • Susannah Howard, STP Programme Director, Suffolk & North East Essex STP

  • Professor Harry Rutter, Professor of Global Public Health, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath

  • Sarah Le Brocq, Director, Obesity UK

  • Chris McEwan, Deputy Mayor of Darlington, Darlington Borough Council

  • Shaw Somers, Specialist Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Dr Rishi Caleyachetty, Assistant Professor, Warwick Medical School

  • Dr. Abd A Tahrani, NIHR Clinician Scientist, University of Birmingham

  • Professor James Kingsland OBE, President, National Association of Primary Care

  • Dr Adrian Brown, NIHR Lecturer/Research Fellow in Nutrition & Dietetics, University College London

  • Flora Nicholson, Executive Director, Obesity Empowerment Network

  • Dr Emma Frew, Professor in Health Economics, University of Birmingham

  • Professor John Wass, Professor of Endocrinology, University of Oxford

  • Caroline Cerny, Alliance Lead, Obesity Health Alliance

  • Nadya Isack, Patient Voice, Obesity Empowerment Network

Thank you for your support of the APPG on Obesity.

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