I have struggled with my weight for most of my life, so I truly understand what it is like to live with obesity. I am passionate about reducing weight stigma and raising the awareness of the complexities of obesity.
I am a patient representative on the Royal College of Physicians Advisory Group on Weight & Health, a Novo Nordisk Disease Experience Expert Panel (DEEP) member, a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Obesity Strategic Council, and a member of the Obesity Global Patient Advocacy (GOPA) working group. I have most recently become a lay member on NICE weight management guidelines committee and a trustee for Association of Study of Obesity (ASO).
I am involved with research into obesity and I am working closely with a number of academics on obesity related projects and I am also involved in a working group driving the acceptance of Obesity as a Disease in the UK.
I also have a strong media presence representing the voice of people living with obesity.
The importance of language in engagement between health-care professionals and people living with obesity: a joint consensus statement
In Response to "Normalization of Plus Size and the Danger of Unseen Overweight and Obesity in England"
Obesity and COVID-19: a call for action from people living with obesity