Strategic Advisory Board

The Strategic Advisory Board is made up of leading scientists and clinicians in the obesity domain. Each of these individuals has specific expertise in particular challenges that the project faces; he/she also has excellent awareness of the state of the art, of obesity and society, of the research landscape, and of developments and opportunities that may impact upon SOPHIA. The Strategic Advisory Board combines a‘general’ and a ‘specific’ role:

  • To provide scientific and clinical overview and commentary on the plans, activities and outputs of the project.
  • To help SOPHIA to deliver maximum impact and benefit.
  • To provide specific expertise on scientific challenges that are within their areas of expertise.


Prof John WildingUnited Kingdom
Prof Arya SharmCanada
Prof Lee KaplanUnited States
Prof Tim SpectorUnited Kingdom
Prof John CreanIreland