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2015-16_Hilary_Susan JebbSusan Jebb

Professor of Diet and Population Health

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

University of Oxford


Susan Jebb is Professor of Diet and Population Health in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Prior to this, she was a Programme Leader at the Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research Unit (HNR) in Cambridge. Susan’s work runs across a range of public health nutrition issues, with particular emphasis on the role of dietary factors in the aetiology and treatment of obesity. It includes observational studies on dietary patterns and weight gain, controlled dietary intervention studies and more pragmatic trials of community-based weight management programmes. She has a particular interest in the translation of research into policy and practice. Susan is Chair of the NICE Public Health Advisory Committee and a member of the PHE Obesity Programme Board. She was a science advisor to the Department of Health on obesity and food policy from 2007-2015. She regularly contributes to media features on food or obesity including several BBC documentaries. In 2008, she was awarded an OBE for services to public health, and in 2015, she was awarded the John Maddox Prize for her work on ‘tackling misconceptions about diet in the media and among the public.’


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Forthcoming events

Ethox/WEH Seminar - Regulation of AI in healthcare: what should we expect?

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 11am to 12.30pm @ Seminar room 0, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

Ethox/WEH Seminar - Genomic secondary findings in inherited heart conditions: a recall by genotype study

Wednesday, 04 September 2019, 11am to 12.30pm @ Seminar room 0, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

Oxford Open Doors

Saturday, 14 September 2019, 12.30pm to 4pm

The Nuffield Department of Population Health will be open to the public as part of this year's Open Doors event. Find out how medical researchers use big data to answer important questions about human health around the world.

Pharmaceutical policies in the long run: reflections on 60th anniversary of the Hinchliffe Report

Monday, 11 November 2019, 9.30am to 5pm @ Merton College, Merton Street Oxford, OX1 4JD

Designing and Running Streamlined Randomized Trials

Monday, 13 January 2020 to Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 9.30am - 5pm