UKCO Hot Topics Faculty 2021
Sarah Le Brocq
Sarah Le Brocq has a unique skillset of living with obesity, a background in science, 16 years’ experience of working in the pharmaceutical industry, alongside the NHS and 6 years’ experience of being a trustee/Director of Obesity UK.
Sarah is currently founding a new Obesity Charity, which is aiming to be the equivalent of Diabetes UK in the obesity space, where she will be the CEO. ‘The new Obesity Charity aims to be the leading obesity charity for advancing obesity research, supporting and driving public education, a trusted resource for people living with obesity, healthcare professionals and policymakers and a support platform for people living with obesity.’
Sarah is known as a Thought Leader in the Obesity space, has a wide network of relationships with key obesity stakeholders. She is also well known in the media and is regularly called upon to give her thoughts and expertise around current Obesity affairs.
She sits of the strategic council for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Obesity, is a patient representative on the Advisory Group on Nutrition Weight & Health for the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), a stakeholder in NHSE’s new National Obesity Audit, a representative on the OHA Healthy Weight Strategy, lived experience group, a member of Obesity Policy Engagement Network UK (OPEN UK) and recently been appointed as a lay member on the NICE Weight Management Committee.
She has also co-authored a number of published academic papers in scientific journals.