Tim Lobstein, Ph.D., is a United Kingdom and United States dual national with policy expertise in the field of obesity and diet-related disease.
He is policy director for the World Obesity Federation, based in London, and an occasional consultant to the World Health Organization, the European Commission (EC), the UK government’s Public Health England, and various other international authorities and nongovernmental organizations. Dr. Lobstein is a visiting professor at the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia, Curtin University, and at the Boden Institute, University of Sydney, New South Wales.
He is the author of chapters on food policy and obesity in international textbooks, the author or co-author of more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and the author of several popular books on food and nutrition. Dr. Lobstein has undertaken research projects funded by the EC on health inequalities and income disparities and on marketing of food and beverages to children, and has been a workpackage leader on six EC-funded FP6, FP7, and H2020 projects related to nutrition, the prevention and management of obesity, and health impact assessment. He has extensive experience in policy analysis, policy dissemination, evidence reviews, and knowledge transfer.