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Professor Rachel Batterham

(London, UK)

Professor Rachel Batterham is Professor of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology at University College London. She holds a prestigious National Institute of Health Research Professorship (2016-2021). She established and leads the University College London Hospital Bariatric Centre for Weight Management & Metabolic Surgery. She leads the UCL Centre for Obesity Research within the Department of Medicine.

Professor Batterham laboratory’s research is focused developing new therapies for the treatment of patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, for which she has received several national and international awards including the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) Bradshaw Lecture, the Royal Society of Medicine’s Steven’s Lecture (2018), the Andre Mayer award from the World Obesity Federation (2016), the Diabetes UK Rank Fund Nutrition Prize (2015), the Lilly Scientific Achievement Award from The Obesity Society (2014).

Professor Batterham has made significant clinical contributions to defining the management of obese patients through her membership of the NICE Obesity Guideline Development Group. She is currently Chair of the RCP’s Advisory Group on Weight, Health and Nutrition, a NICE Clinical Expert (2016-2021), Scientific Chair for the International Federation for Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (IFSO) European Chapter (since 2015), a Trustee for the Association for the Study of Obesity (since 2016) and Council Member for British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (since 2016).