Experimental and Translational Medicine


Batterham Laboratory

Rachel Batterham Lab is internationally renowned for leading the field of gut hormone research. Ongoing research programmes combine basic science with studies in healthy human volunteers and people living with obesity and type 2 diabetes. The goal of this research is to understand the pathophysiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes in order to identify new preventative and therapeutic strategies.

  • Clinical trials – both commercial and non-commercial
  • Healthy volunteers studies 
  • Gut hormone profiling to better understand appetite regulation following bariatric surgery and traditional weight loss
  • Functional brain imaging
  • Pharmacological testing including in combination with bariatric surgery
  • Genome wide association analysis
  • Dietetic approaches to weight management
  • Metabolomics
  • Research focused on reducing weight bias and weight discrimination