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About us

Our Centre aims to improve the understanding of the development of obesity, including the associated comorbidities (CVD and type 2 diabetes) and psychosocial conditions to identify effective preventative and management approaches.

The Centre is unique in applying a multidisciplinary approach to the study of obesity. It integrates community-based programmes aimed the prevention and management of obesity with strengths in nutrition, dietetics, physical activity, psychology, epidemiology, public health and is also involved in undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training and education. Through this integration, we have expertise to enhance the implementation, effectiveness and scalability of programmes within real world settings.

We develop novel, bespoke approaches to research that are at the forefront of obesity related work. We have vast expertise, experience and a track record of delivering high-impact research and consultation that draws on our scientific and applied competencies. In doing so, our research and consultancy has led to many real world impacts that have improved the understanding, prevention and treatment of obesity.


Watch our Applied Obesity Research Centre Videos 

An overview of the Applied Obesity Research Centre

Impact of the MoreLife Camp to support children with obesity

Research demonstrating no link between the food environment and childhood obesity

Public Health England funded Whole Systems Approach to Obesity

Professor Paul Gately speaks about child obesity on BBC Breakfast

Professor Paul Gately discussing childhood obesity on This Morning

Professor Pinki Sahota discusses early life risk factors for obesity

Relying on Body Mass Index may provide inaccurate estimates of childhood obesity

Research examining the risk of childhood obesity based on level of deprivation in Leeds