Dr Adrian Brown is a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics in the Centre of Obesity Research at University College London. He is also a Senior Specialist Weight Management and Bariatric dietitian with over 15 years of clinical experience and a PhD in Medicine from Imperial College London.
Adrian helped set up the dietetic services within a regional specialist weight management service (Tier-3) where he was the dietetic service lead. He also designed a series of innovative group sessions for patients within a Tier-3 service, with his evaluation of these groups being one of the few published papers evaluating Tier 3 services within the UK. His research interests centre around obesity, type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery, weight stigma and the use of formula-based diets in different patient populations. His recently research has focussing on weight-related terminology used by healthcare professionals, and the impact of COVID-19 on people living with obesity, which he was PI of a series of national survey over the pandemic.
He is Vice Chair of the Specialist Obesity Group for the British Dietetic Association, an Honorary Academic for Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, on the strategic council for APPG on Obesity and is on the scientific council of the British Nutrition Foundation. While also being to programme co-lead of the MSc Dietetics (Pre-registration) at UCL.
Adrian is thrilled to be involved with OEN. He is passionate about addressing weight stigma within healthcare and our society and looks forward to helping to drive forward the goal of improving the lives and health of people living with obesity