Susan Jebb

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Dr Susan Jebb
Born (1964-08-29) 29 August 1964 (age 53)
Scientific career
Institutions University of Oxford

Susan Ann Jebb OBE (born 29 August 1964) is a nutrition scientist, and the Professor of Diet and Population Health at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. She is the UK Government's advisor on obesity in the United Kingdom.

Early life[edit]

She was born Susan Ann Parkinson.[citation needed] She studied at Surrey University on a course which included a six-month placement in an oncology research group at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.[1]


She is interested in diet and the effect this has on obesity.

Medical Research Council[edit]

She was Head of Nutrition and Health Research at the MRC Human Nutrition Research in Cambridge.

University of Oxford[edit]

She chairs the Food Network on the Department of Health's Public Health Responsibility Deal.[2]

In 2008 she was awarded the OBE for services to public health.

In 2014 she gave advice on the UK government's outlawing of sugary drinks for children.

Personal life[edit]

She married in June 1990 in Ellesmere, Shropshire and has a son born 2001 in Cambridge.


  1. ^ Watts, Geoff (6 June 2015). "Susan Jebb: nutritionist with a scientific passion about food". The Lancet. 385 (9984): 2245. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)61054-6. PMID 26088488. 
  2. ^ Food network

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