UKCO Hot Topics Faculty 2021

Professor Emma Frew

Emma Frew

University of Birmingham

Emma is an NIHR Research Professor (awarded 2020) and Professor in Health Economics at the University of Birmingham. Her research interests are in the economics of obesity and the use of health economics methods to generate evidence to support public health decision making. Emma leads a newly-formed Centre for Economics of Obesity that uses economics to support obesity policy tackling the wider determinants of the disease including the impact of green space, transport, retail, schools and workplace. She works closely with local policy and commercial partners and is particularly interested in ensuring the evidence produced aligns with the decision-making needs within public health appreciating the complex systems that obesity policy fits within.

Join Professor Emma Frew at these UKCO Hot Topics Sessions

Date / Time Session Role

Session 2: The cost implications of recognising obesity as a disease to the NHS and the wider economy