Meet the Team

Researchers from across the UK have come together to be a part of the study to evaluate the NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme.

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Project Lead

Professor Louisa Ells

Professor of Obesity BSc (hons), PhD, RNutr (public health) Specialist Academic Advisor to Public Health England

Leeds Beckett University

Louisa is a registered public health nutritionist with a specialist interest in multi-disciplinary, cross-sector applied obesity research. Her research focuses on obesity related public health, obesity related co-morbidities, service evaluation, inequalities and e-health, delivered using systematic reviewing, mixed methodS, coproduction and patient-centred approaches.

Duncan Radley

Dr Duncan Radley

Project Manager

Leeds Beckett University

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Catherine Homer

Dr Catherine Homer

Project Manager

Sheffield Hallam University

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Kevin Drew

Dr Kevin Drew

Project Lead Researcher

Leeds Beckett University

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Dr Jennifer Logue

Clinical Lead

Lancaster University

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Charlotte Freeman

Project Research Associate

Leeds Beckett University

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Ken clare

Ken Clare

PPI Lead

Obesity UK

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Adam Martin

Dr Adam Martin

Health Economics Lead

University of Leeds

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Cristiana Duarte

Dr Cristiana Duarte

Health Psychologist

University of Leeds

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Matu

Dr Jamie Matu

Nutrition and Physical Activity Specialist

Leeds Beckett University

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Janet Cade

Prof Janet Cade

Dietary Epidemiologist

University of Leeds and myfood24

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Jim Mc Kenna

Prof Jim McKenna

Health Care Practitioner, Service Provider and Locality Data Collection Lead

Leeds Beckett University

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Maria Bryant

Dr Maria Bryant

Transferability Lead

University of York

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Dr Maria Maynard

Participant Engagement and Ethnicity Lead

Leeds Beckett University

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Pat Watson

Pat Watson

Interview, Focus Group and Session Observation Specialist

Teesside University

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Sam Frempong

Dr Samuel Frempong

Diabetes Health Economics Specialist

University of Leeds

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Simon Rowlands

Dr Simon Rowlands

Male Weight Management Specialist

Leeds Beckett University

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Flint

Dr Stuart Flint

Survey Analysis and Stigma Specialist

University of Leeds and Scaled Insights

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Susan Jones

Dr Susan Jones

Interview, Focus Group and Session Observation Specialist

Teesside University

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Tanefa Apekey

Dr Tanefa Apekey

Multi-Ethnic Food and Inequalities Specialist

Leeds Beckett University

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Public and Patient Involvement Group


Abi Ojo

Abi Ojo

Jenny Teke

Jenny Teke

Clair Goddard

Clair Goddard

Beth Clegg

Beth Clegg

Mike Willis

Mike Willis

Gulsoom Akhtar

Gulsoom Akhtar

Supporting Organisations