There are three BOMSS AHP representatives. We would welcome your comments and suggestions on this or any ideas and contributions you have for future meetings, the website or indeed anything at all which you may wish to contribute.
Consultant Dietitian (Adult Obesity)
Mary is consultant dietitian in the Obesity Centre at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust supporting patients through their medical and surgical weight loss journeys. She has been a member of national committees including NICE Obesity. She led the development of the BOMSS Nutritional Guidelines and the UK follow-up guidelines for patients undergoing bariatric surgery (Appendices). She is a Fellow of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and was awarded the BDA Elizabeth Washington Award for her work on the follow-up guidelines. She is on IFSO Executive Board and Chair-Elect for IFSO Integrated Health. She looks forward to further raising the profile of nurses and AHPs and helping improve aftercare to patients. See Mary in action here
Senior Specialist Bariatric Dietitian
Maureen is a Senior Specialist Dietitian and part of the multi-disciplinary team in the Bariatric Unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital. She has been involved in bariatric surgery for more than 16 years.
During that time she has had extensive dietetic experience in working with bariatric patients in a busy unit.
She has an interest in academic activities and is keen to promote and encourage more academic activity among bariatric dietitians and other health professionals.
Rachel is Professor of obesity, diabetes and endocrinology. She established and leads the UCLH Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery.
She is internationally renowned for her expertise in the clinical management of people with obesity and obesity-related diseases and for her obesity research.
Rachel plays a key national and international role in determining best care for people with obesity and related disorders.
We would welcome your comments and suggestions on this or any ideas and contributions you have for future meetings, the website or indeed anything at all which you may wish to contribute.