The trustees of the Obesity Action Campaign! are Dr Jude A Oben and Louise Cremonesini.
Dr Jude A. Oben BM,BCh (Oxon), Ph.D, FRCP, is an Oxford and Johns Hopkins Universities educated, Consultant Gastroenterologist (specialising in obesity and liver disease) and a Senior Lecturer in Hepatology. He is based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London and University College London (Centre for Hepatology, Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead). At Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, Dr Oben runs an endoscopic obesity treatment service and at University College London, in addition to teaching medical students, Dr. Oben runs a productive research group actively investigating the mechanisms through which obesity causes diseases in the liver or pancreas and the role of maternal obesity therein.
Dr Oben has recently been invited to join the All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity the aim of which is to Bring together experts and influencers to agree and deliver powerful, practical and achievable solutions to the problem of obesity!
Louise Cremonesini RN, RSCN, HV (BSc Hons)
Louise qualified as a Registered Nurse (RN) in 1993 and following this worked in adult intensive care in Oxford and London for a number of years. Following a sabbatical in Australia she returned to England and took up a position at Great Ormond Street on the transplant suite, in 2000 Louise undertook further training to become a children’s nurse (RSCN) and subsequently worked at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London on Paediatric Intensive Care for a number of years.
In 2005 Louise completed her Health Visiting training and successfully gained a first class honors degree in Specialist Practice from Oxford Brookes University, following this she practiced in London and Birmingham. In 2012 Louise took up a position as at the University of Northampton as a Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing and Health Visiting, she continues to work as a Health Visitor one day a week for Cambridgeshire Community Services.
Louise has been a key contributor to four books written by Net Mums over the last 4 years and has also contributed to a Department of Health taskforce looking at ‘The role of the health visitor within children’s centres’. Alongside full time work Louise is due to complete an MSc in Sept 2013.
Louise has a particular interest in safeguarding children, infant feeding practice and maternal mental health, she looks forward to the challenges of being involved with Obesity action.org.