Special adviser on obesity
Dr Kath McCullough is a consultant in bariatric medicine at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital and diabetes and endocrinology/acute medicine at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.
Kath undertook her initial medical training at the University of Edinburgh and qualified with a 1st class honours degree in neuroscience as part of her medical degree. She moved to London in 2007 and was awarded a Wellcome Trust fellowship, leading to the successful completion of a PhD on novel treatments for obesity at Imperial College London.
Kath maintains an interest in research and is the lead investigator for various clinical trials. She will chair the RCP Advisory Group on Nutrition, Weight and Health, and is a member of the Advisory Group on Health Inequalities. She also co-chairs the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities South East Regional Weight Management Services Delivery Committee. Kath is a strong advocate for patients living with obesity and strongly believes that we all have a part to play in helping patients follow healthier lives.
The purpose of her role as special adviser on obesity is to:
• advise the RCP on issues relating to the management and prevention of obesity in individual patients and at population level
• provide clinical leadership and guidance to clinical fellows on the topic of obesity, working work with the registrar to oversee the running of the programme
• act as the RCP’s primary spokesperson on obesity issues.