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Professor Rachel Batterham is Professor of obesity, diabetes and endocrinology at University College London (UCL), London, UK. She leads the University College London Hospital (UCLH) Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery and the UCL Centre for Obesity Research within the Department of Medicine. She is Clinical Director for the Division of Medicine at UCL, Director for the UCLH/UCL NIHR Biomedical Research Centre obesity research theme and Special Advisor on obesity for the Royal College of Physicians.
In 2022, she was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for her services to people affected by obesity. She has also received several national and international awards for her work in obesity, including the Royal Society of Medicine’s Stevens Lecture (2018), the Andre Mayer award from the World Obesity Federation (2016) and the Diabetes UK Rank Prize Funds Nutrition (2015).
Professor Batterham has made significant clinical contributions to defining the management of obese patients through her membership of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guideline Development Group on obesity. She is co-chair of NHS England’s Clinical Advisory Group for specialist weight management, and since 2016, she has been a trustee for the Association for the Study of Obesity and Council Member for British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society. She is passionate about reducing the stigma that people with obesity experience and ensuring that the patient voice is heard. She has established a charity for people affected by obesity, the Obesity Empowerment Network UK.