Trustees are elected by the ASO Membership and serve a three year term. Vacancies are advertised to the Membership when they become available and an on- line ballot is run if nominations exceed the number of vacancies.

If you wish to contact a Trustee, please email the ASO Office at [email protected]

Dr Nicola Heslehurst

  • Regional Group Officer
  • Lecturer and NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Newcastle University, and an associate member of Fuse (one of five UK Public Health Research Centres of Excellence, and part of the School for Public Health Research).

Dr Maria Bryant

  • Lead for Early Career Researchers and Awards
  • Senior Research Fellow and Lead for Diet and Obesity Portfolio at Leeds Institute for Clinical Trials Research, University of Leeds

Dr Graham Finlayson

  • Communications Lead and Strategic Review Lead
  • Associate Professor at the School of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine & Health, University of Leeds

Dr David Hughes

  • Midlands regional lead
  • Consultant in Endocrinology & Bariatric Medicine at the East Midlands Institute of Bariatric Medicine (Royal Derby Hospital).

Dr Barbara McGowan

  • Education and training
  • Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital London

Dr Abd Tahrani

  • Trustee
  • NIHR clinician scientist at the University of Birmingham (UOB) & Consultant in Obesity at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital