UKCO Hot Topics Faculty 2021
Dr Helen Parretti
University of East Anglia
Dr Helen Parretti is clinical senior lecturer at the University of East Anglia. Prior to this she completed a NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship in Birmingham. She conducts research focussing on the long-term care of patients after bariatric surgery and novel pragmatic interventions for weight management (e.g. Weigh2Go and PIMMS-WL trials). She led the development of the RCGP guidance for the long-term management of patients post-bariatric surgery and was a member of the expert subgroup commissioned by NHS England Obesity CRG to develop bariatric surgery follow-up guidelines.
She is the RCGP representative to the RCP JSC for diabetes and endocrinology and the RCP Advisory Group for Nutrition, Health and Weight. She was elected to the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society council in 2020 and became a co-opted member of the professional steering group for the Obesity Empowerment Network in 2021.