Barbara McGowan is a consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital London. She was awarded a PhD from Imperial College London in 2007 investigating the role of gut hormones and other neuropeptides in appetite control. She currently leads the obesity bariatric service at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital where she manages patients with complex obesity. Her areas of research interest include gut hormones, obesity and remission of type 2 diabetes post-bariatric surgery. Her main remit within the ASO is to promote education and training in obesity for all healthcare professionals.