Meet A Dietician: Dr Adrian Brown
2 March 2022
Dr Adrian Brown is a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics in the Centre of Obesity Research at University College London.
Dr Adrian Brown is a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics in the Centre of Obesity Research at University College London. He is also a Senior Specialist Weight Management and Bariatric dietitian with over 15 years of clinical experience and a PhD in Medicine from Imperial College London. Adrian helped set up the dietetic services within a regional specialist weight management service (Tier-3) where he was the dietetic service lead. He also designed a series of innovative group sessions for patients within a Tier-3 service, with his evaluation of these groups being one of the few published papers evaluating Tier 3 services within the UK. His research interests centre around obesity, type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery, weight stigma and the use of formula-based diets in different patient populations. His recently research has focussing on weight-related terminology used by healthcare professionals, and the impact of COVID-19 on people living with obesity, which he was PI of a series of national survey over the pandemic.
He is programme co-lead for the new MSc Dietetics (Pre-registration) at UCL which is an accredited course with the HCPC and British Dietetic Association. Within the role Adrian is keen to increase diversity within the dietetic profession, with particular focus on those from ethnic minorities and also men, as both groups are current underrepresented within the dietetic profession. He is also Vice Chair of the Specialist Obesity Group for the British Dietetic Association, an Honorary Academic for Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, on the advisory board for Obesity Empowerment Network, on the strategic council for APPG on Obesity and is on the scientific council of the British Nutrition Foundation.