East of England

  • Dr Carly Hughes, Julia Mueller and Ms Rebecca Jones
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ASO East of England Obesity Study Day - How can we improve care for people living with Obesity in Norfolk?  

Thursday 9th June 2022, 09:00 - 16:00

Venue: John Innes Centre, Norwich, NR4 7UH


Past Meetings

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 a 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.

Ms Rebecca Jones is a final year PhD student in the ‘Prevention of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders in High Risk Groups’ programme at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge. Prior to commencing her doctoral studies, Rebecca worked in tier 2 weight management services for many years and developed a strong interest in the relationship between weight management and mental wellbeing. Rebecca’s thesis aims to determine the impact of weight loss interventions on mental health, and how interventions may be optimised to better support mental health. She is leading and co-authoring multiple systematic reviews and empirical papers in this field, and is a co-investigator in the development of two scalable, acceptance-based interventions for weight management. Rebecca is supervised by our previous co-lead, Dr Amy Ahern. Rebecca’s profile can be viewed her: https://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/rebecca-jones/

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.


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