• Dr Clare Llewellyn

  • London & South East regional lead
  • Lecturer in Behavioural Obesity Research at University College London

Dr Clare Llewellyn is a Lecturer in Behavioural Obesity Research, and leader of the Obesity research group in University College London’s Department of Behavioural Science and Health. After an initial career in the pharmaceutical industry she retrained as a psychologist, undertaking an MSc and PhD at UCL, and post-doctoral training at UCL and King’s College London. Her research interest is understanding how genes and the environment interact to promote excessive weight gain, with a focus on ‘obesogenic’ behaviours, including eating behaviour and sleep. She leads the Gemini study, a large population-based birth cohort of British families with twins set up to establish genetic and environmental contributions to early growth and behaviour.