UCL Division of Medicine


Congratulations to Professor Rachel Batterham!

5 June 2022

Professor Batterham, Clinical Director for the Division of Medicine, has been awarded the honour of officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee honours

Rachel Batterham

Professor Rachel Batterham was awarded an OBE for services to people affected by obesity.

A Professor of obesity, diabetes and endocrinology at UCL, Rachel also established and leads the UCLH Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery.

I am incredibly humbled, privileged and honoured to receive this award. Developing and implementing new treatments for obesity is a team effort and I would like to pay tribute to all the brilliant scientists and clinicians, and most of all the inspirational people living with obesity that I’ve worked with over the years.”