Meet our experts
Meet our LighterLife experts
Because LighterLife is much more than just a diet, our experts are drawn from both a medical and a psychological background.
Life-changing weight loss
Meet our experts
An obese child, teenager and adult, with two psychology degrees and over two decades of counselling has enabled LighterLife co-founder Jackie to bring unique expertise to the creation of LighterLife and its ongoing development.
Professor Iain Broom
Professor Broom is the Medical Director at LighterLife. He is a Professor of Metabolic Medicine and also has a Professorship in Clinical Biochemistry. He is also the Director of the Centre for Obesity Research in Epidemiology.
Dr Hilary Jones
Dr Hilary Jones is the media face of health and medicine, familiar from both TV and radio. Qualifying from The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London, Dr Hilary has been working with LighterLife for a number of years.
Dr Kelly Johnston is our senior nutritionist and a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Obesity Research in Epidemiology. With a PhD in nutrient absorption and gut physiology and a research interest in metabolic syndrome.
With a background in science, a teacher, years of working with groups and personal understanding, Bar helped co-found LighterLife and continues to use her knowledge and experience to develop LighterLife for the benefit of all.
Professor David Haslam
Professor Haslam is the Chair of LighterLife's Medical Advisory Board. He is Physician in Obesity Medicine at the Centre for Obesity Research at Luton and Dunstable Hospital, and Chairman of the National Obesity Forum in the UK.
Mandy Cassidy is a psychotherapist with a special interest in obesity. Over many years she has worked with LighterLife to bring understanding to the world of obesity, which continues to capture her imagination and enthusiasm.
Annie Wilson is a psychotherapist. She’s worked with Lighterlife for over 10 years training LighterLife Counsellors. Annie is passionate about enabling people to discover their potential and find a peaceful relationship with food.