LMH and wider Oxford University members are invited to come along to a talk with Professor Giles Yeo, arranged by Tutorial Fellow in Medicine Professor Ana Domingos. Accompanied by light refreshments, the talk will focus on Professor Yeo’s research into what factors, aside from simply calories consumed, impact body-weight and eating behaviour.
Professor Giles Yeo is a Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge and Professor of Molecular Neuroendocrinology and programme leader at Cambridge’s MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, where his current research is focused on the influence of genes on feeding behaviour and body-weight.
Professor Yeo is also a broadcaster and author. He presents science documentaries for the BBC, and hosts a podcast called ‘Dr Giles Yeo Chews The Fat’. His first book, Gene Eating, was published in 2018, and his second book, Why Calories Don’t Count, came out in June 2021. In Why Calories Don’t Count, Professor Yeo “challenges the conventional model and demonstrates that all calories are not created equal. He addresses why popular diets succeed, at least in the short term, and why they ultimately fail, and what your environment has to do with your bodyweight”.
Professor Yeo was appointed an MBE in the Queen’s 2020 birthday honours for services to ‘Research, Communication and Engagement’. He won the Society for Endocrinology Medal in 2022.