Obesity: Tipping Back the Scales of the Nation
- 08:30 - 16:15
- The Studio, Manchester
Dr Rebecca Beeken is a Senior Research Psychologist in the Department of Behavioural Science and Health, at University College London. She is primarily interested in the development and evaluation of lifestyle interventions, with a focus on behaviour change interventions for obesity. She currently works on a number of randomised controlled trials, including a series of studies on the benefits of lifestyle change for cancer survivors and people with learning disabilities, and she recently completed a trial of a brief habit-based weight management intervention within primary care.
Other research interests include the psychological and biological consequences of weight loss, particularly the impact of weight change on cancer risk. Rebecca is also a board member for the charity Weight Concern, which aims to guide the development of more effective programs to prevent and treat overweight and obesity.