Dr Yitka Graham is the National Research Lead for BOMSS. She is a Senior Lecturer in Health Services and NHS Engagement at the University of Sunderland. She holds an Honorary Specialist Lead, Health Services Research post at City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in the Bariatric Surgical Unit.

Dr Graham is also the Speciality Group Lead for Health Services Research for the National Institute for Health Research North East and North Cumbria Clinical Research Network.

Dr Graham’s role is to oversee the strategic development of research across all BOMSS members in all of the UK bariatric surgical units.

Dr Graham’s important work on obesity, bariatric surgery and guilt can be seen here –