Professor Barbara McGowan

Dr Barbara McGowan is Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK. Dr McGowan completed her post-graduate medical training at the Royal Free Hospital in London, and was awarded a PhD from Imperial College London in 2007 for investigating the role of gut hormones and other neuropeptides in appetite control.

Dr McGowan leads the obesity bariatric service at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital where she manages patients with complex obesity. Her areas of research interest include gut hormones and remission of type 2 diabetes post-bariatric surgery. She is an investigator for several obesity clinical trials including REVISE and SCALE. Her endocrine specialty interests are in adrenal, pituitary and hereditary neuroendocrine disease.

Dr McGowan is an active Trustee of The Association for the Study of Obesity, where she is responsible for promoting education and training in obesity for all healthcare professionals. She is a SCOPE National fellow, the Metabolic and Obesity endocrine network lead for the Society of Endocrinology and Treasurer Elect for the Society.