Obesity round table at the Welsh Assembly

Tuesday saw me in Cardiff, where I spoke at a BPS Wales round table event in the Welsh Assembly. This was sponsored by David Rees AM, Chair of the Assembly’s Health and Social Care Committee, and was attended by a number of Welsh Assembly Members.

The event raised the critical issue of the obesity challenge in Wales and how psychological research and practice can help policymakers, service providers and the population in general to better understand and respond to this major health and wellbeing crisis.

I was joined by fellow psychologists Dr Katie Thirlaway, Dr Lynda Durell and Dr Deborah Lancastle, whose presentations all stressed the key role psychological expertise, both research and practice based, can play in informing obesity prevention and treatment interventions across the age range.