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Join our Public Involvement Panel for a proposed clinical study in obesity with dysregulated eating

What is it?

  • As doctors and researchers at Imperial College London, we are looking for 8 people to join our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) panel.
  • The purpose of this panel is to help guide our research into a potential new treatment for obesity that is being submitted for a grant application.
  • We will present the ideas behind the study and its design.
  • We will seek your feedback about the study proposal, its acceptability, and ways in which the study could be improved.

Who is invited?

  • We are looking for women and men aged 20-60 years of age, who are obese and who particularly have problems regulating their eating.
  • This may be because of emotional eating (that is overeating when sad or stressed) or having a diagnosis of binge eating disorder.
  • It would not be suitable if you have diabetes, have had bariatric surgery, or a diagnosis of bulimia nervosa.

How often would we meet?

  • All involvement will be done online via group Zoom meetings.
  • Initial commitment would be for a single meeting lasting 1.5 hours.
  • This meeting will likely be scheduled for December 2020 or January 2021
  • Any subsequent online meetings will be arranged as needed.
  • Time costs will be reimbursed as per our policy (£25 per hour for an initial meeting).

How do I participate?

If you are interested in taking part, please download an application form here: Obesity PPI Study Personal Information Form (.docx). Once completed, please email the form to Aime Boakye at aime.boakye@nhs.net.


Dr Tony Goldstone, Consultant Endocrinologist, Obesity Physician, Senior Clinical Research Fellow
Dr David Erritzoe, Consultant Psychiatrist, Senior Clinical Lecturer
Aime Boakye, Study Co-ordinator, Imperial Clinical Research Facility