East of England

  • Dr Carly Hughes, Dr Julia Mueller and Dr Andrea Smith
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Past Meetings

7 March 2023 ASO East of England Network webinar event - The Genetics of Obesity: Practical Implications for clinical practice and research

June 2022 ASO East of England Obesity Study Day - How can we improve care for people living with Obesity in Norfolk?  

14th April 2021 - Webinar: How can we better support people with obesity in East of England

September 2020 - East of England Network webinar - Weight Management and Mental Wellbeing

November 2019 - Norfolk Obesity Network Study Day Nov 2019 Agenda Final

November 2018 - Management of Chronic Disease and Multimorbidity

June 2018 - Digital Solutions to Weight Management

October 2017 - Obesity Training Day

May 2017 - Obesity and Psychology; environment, appetite & behavioural control. How can we address these areas in clinical practice?

Presentations: Obesity and Psychology; environment, appetite, & behavioural control Professor Jason Halford, University of Liverpool

Inhibitory Control Training as a potential behavioural intervention for overweight and obesity, Dr Andrew Jones, Lecturer, University of Liverpool

March 2016 - Regional highlights in Obesity

Presentation: Sporting Interventions to Promote Health, Wellbeing and Physical Activity in Norfolk. The Fun & Fit and Mobile Me Projects.
Rachel Cooke, Amanda Burke, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia.

March 2015 - Evaluating interventions for the prevention and treatment of obesity: Best practice, in practice.

January, 2015 - Updating the NICE guidelines for obesity: The science behind the guidelines. Cambridge.

January, 2014 - Importance of Supporting Mental Health in Obesity Interventions. Norwich.

November, 2013 - Commissioning Obesity Interventions in the New Public Health Era. Cambridge.

March 2013 - Healthy Communities: Tackling Obesity in Local Areas. London.

December 2012 - Care Pathways in Obesity. Norwich.

September 2012 - Evaluation of Obesity Interventions. Cambridge.


East of England Obesity Network - Report 2013-14

Network Leads

Dr Carly Hughes FRCGP, has been an NHS GP for over 26 years. She is also a bariatric physician and works at the Fakenham Weight management service, a Tier 3 multidisciplinary service. She is a World Obesity SCOPE National Fellow. Her research interests include weight maintenance, post bariatric surgery follow up and physical activity for health. She is an honorary Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, and works with the MRC Epidemiology Unit on the NIHR programme grant on scalable interventions for weight maintenance.

Dr Julia Mueller is a Research Associate within the Programme on Prevention of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders in High Risk Groups in the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. She is currently leading the quantitative analysis on an NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research (PGfAR), developing and evaluating scalable behavioural weight management programmes for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Dr Andrea Smith is a Senior Research Associate in the Behavioural Epidemiology and Interventions in Young People group at the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. Andrea is a multidisciplinary public health scientist researching health behaviours of young people, focusing on the interplay of diet, physical activity and appetite. As part of her research into the prevention of childhood obesity, she is also interested in the development and evaluation of digital health behaviour change interventions.

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