Dr Stuart Flint

Dr Stuart Flint

Associate Professor at the University of Leeds Honorary Academic with Public Health England Director of Obesity UK Experience: Dr Flint has extensive experience of leading research projects, including the design, analysis, interpretation and report/publication. In 2020, Dr Flint led several national projects on attitudes and behaviours about COVID- 19 including a general population study of UK adults, and of people identified as at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

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Dr Stuart Flint is an Associate Professor of the Psychology of Obesity at the University of Leeds, with his primary areas of work related to understanding, measuring and intervening with conscious and unconscious cognitions and where appropriate, applying these to behaviour change.Dr Flint is also is the President of Scaled Insights, an artificial intelligence company based at the University of Leeds.He is also a Director of the charity Obesity UK.

Research interests

Dr Flint has a background in psychology with a specific interest in the psychosocial effects of obesity; in particular weight stigmatisation and discrimination. His research has highlighted weight stigma and discrimination in adult and child populations, across various settings, the potential impact on people with overweight and obesity, and he develops interventions to reduce weight stigma attitudes and discriminatory behaviours. Dr Flint has led action on reducing weight stigma and discrimination internationally including work with Government, healthcare and media organisations.

Dr Flint is a contributor to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity and All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood Group. His work has been featured in several reports including an inquiry in to ‘the current landscape of obesity services.’

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