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Research and Scientific Advisory Committee Chair

Professor Emilie Combet

professor of human Nutrition
university of glasgow

ASO President

Professor Nicola Heslehurst

Professor of Maternal and Child Nutrition
Newcastle University

Secretary / Deputy Chair

Dr David Hughes

Consultant in Diabetes, Endocrinology & Bariatric Medicine
University Hospitals Derby & Burton NHS Trust

Primary Care Lead

Dr Sandra Isibor

GP with special Interest in Obesity
Kent and Medway ICB

Ms Sarah Le Brocq

Founder & Director All About Obesity
All About Obesity CIC


Mr Patrick McGinley

Head of Costing & Service Line Reporting
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Clinical Practice and Obesity Management Sub-Committee Chair

Professor Alexander Miras

Professor of Endocrinology
Ulster University

Education Lead

Ms Mary O'Kane

Honorary Consultant Dietitian
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Co-opted Trustees

The ASO Board of Trustees will also occasionally co-opt Trustees when specific activities are required. These are usually for a 1-year period, but the length of time is flexible to the co-opted role.


Professor Maria Bryant

Professor of Public Health Nutrition
University of York