Prof. David Haslam

Prof. David Haslam

David Haslam graduated from St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1985 with a MB BS. He is a full-time GP with a special interest in obesity and cardiometabolic disease, a Physician in obesity medicine at the Centre for Obesity Research at Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Professor in obesity sciences at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and Chairman of the National Obesity Forum in the UK.

Prof. Haslam took charge of formulating guidelines for adult obesity management in primary care, and produced the first primary care guidelines for the management of childhood obesity with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

A visiting lecturer at Chester University and visiting Fellow at the Postgraduate Medical School of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, Prof Haslam is also a trustee and former chair of the ‘Foundations’ charity and co-founder of European Obesity Day 2010, supported by the European Parliament.

Prof Haslam has published numerous articles in journals and papers and speaks regularly, at an international level, on obesity and obesity-related diseases.

His books include 'Your Questions Answered - Obesity', ‘Fat, Gluttony and Sloth, Obesity in Literature, Art and Medicine’ with Fiona Haslam, and ‘The Obesity Epidemic and its Management’ with Terry Maquire.


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Expert Working Group

Our Expert Working Group meet regularly to discuss the importance of healthy hydration and to develop strategies to encourage patients and the general public to adopt healthier hydration practices.

Prof. Max Lafontan
INSERM Unit 858, University of Toulouse, France
Prof. David Haslam
Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire / National Obesity Forum, UK
Prof. Hardinsyah
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Prof. Jean-François Duhamel
CHU de Caen, France
Dr. Simón Barquera
National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Prof. Lawrence E. Armstrong
University Professor, specialist in sports physiology and expert in hydration, Connecticut, USA

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