Podcast: Living with obesity in the United Kingdom
Obesity UK will launch a podcast to mark World Obesity Day 2023 about a very special topic: the importance of peer support groups for patients and also for researchers. This groups represent an opportunity for researchers to share their findings with group members and to listen to the voice of lived experience. On the other hand, additional support from peers is key to people living with obesity understanding of the disease, specially in least heard communities such as muslim ladies and LGBTQ+.
Ken Clare, Obesity UK Volunteer and Public Involvement Lead of Obesity Institute at Leeds Beckett University.
Jim Fullan, Obesity UK support group participant
Professor Louisa Ells, Co-Director of Obesity Institute at Leeds Beckett University
Cllr Hannah Bithell, Coinvestigator & Community Engagement Lead for LGBTQ+
Dr Halima Iqbal, Research Lead for the South Reast Asian Muslim Ladies group and Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Bradford
Date: March 3
Place: Online https://www.obesityuk.org.uk/