03 May 2023


Dr Rob Andrews

(Bristol, UK)

Rob Andrews is an associate Professor at the University of Exeter and an Honorary Consultant Physician at Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton.

At the University he leads a group that researches the role that exercise, and diet can play in the prevention and management of diabetes and Obesity. Ongoing studies include the development of a brief evidence-based tool to assess dietary intake and promote healthy dietary change for people with Type 2 diabetes; the long-term effect of diet and diet and activity intervention in patients with Type 2 Diabetes (ACTID follow-up) and which bariatric operation is best (ByBandSleeve).

In Taunton, Rob is the Clinical lead for obesity. In the latter role he has overseen the development of one of the largest multidisciplinary obesity services in the country. This is a holistic service offering specialised dietary and exercise programs, drug therapy and bariatric surgery as well as running clinics for people with eating disorders and complications post surgery. In recognition of this service, Taunton is designated an International Centre of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, one of only 2 European centers to achieve this status.