Trustees are elected by the ASO Membership and serve a three year term. Vacancies are advertised to the Membership when they become available and an online ballot is run if nominations exceed the number of vacancies.

If you wish to contact a Trustee, please email the ASO Office.


Dr Nerys Astbury

Senior Researcher
University of Oxford

Professor Rachel Batterham

Professor of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology

Dr Maria Bryant

Reader in Public Health Nutrition
University of York

Mr Ken Clare

Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Services
Leeds Beckett University

Professor Emilie Combet

Professor of Human Nutrition
University of Glasgow

Dr Georgios Dimitriadis

Consultant Endocrinologist & Obesity Physician

Dr Nicola Heslehurst

Senior Lecturer in Maternal Nutrition
Newcastle University

Dr David Hughes

Consultant Bariatric Physician
University Hospitals Derby & Burton NHS Trust

Ms Sarah Le Brocq

Mr Kamal Mahawar

Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

Mr Patrick McGinley

Head of Costing & SLR
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Senior Lecturer and Consultant Endocrinologist
Imperial College LONDON

Dr Julia Mueller

Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Ms Mary O’Kane

Honorary Consultant Dietitian
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Rebecca Richards

Postdoctoral Research Associate and Practitioner Health psychologist
University of Cambridge