Meet our experts

Because LighterLife is much more than just a diet, our experts are drawn from both a medical and a psychological background.

Jackie Cox

An obese child, teenager and adult, with two psychology degrees and over two decades of counselling, LighterLife co-founder Jackie brings unique expertise to LighterLife and its ongoing development.

Bar Hewlett

With a background in science and teaching, years of working with groups and personal understanding of obesity, Bar helped co-found LighterLife and continues to use her knowledge and experience to develop LighterLife for the benefit of all.

Dr Kelly Johnston

Dr Kelly Johnston is our Head of Nutrition and Research and a Visiting Senior Lecturer at Kings College London. Her research interests are nutrition and gut physiology, obesity management, and the impact of diet on metabolic syndrome and other obesity-related co-morbidities.

Dr Matt Capehorn

Dr Matt Capehorn has a specialist interest in obesity management and is the Medical Director at LighterLife. Matt has been on various advisory boards, is a full time GP and is the clinical manager at the Rotherham Institute for Obesity.

Dr Hilary Jones

Dr Hilary Jones is a GP and the media face of health and medicine, familiar from both TV and radio. Qualifying at The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London, Dr Hilary has been working with LighterLife for a number of years.

So what have you got to lose - apart from the weight, the health worries, the fear things are never going to change, or the feeling you don't fit in, or that nothing fits, or what? Forget what's holding you back, just take the first step, and we’ll be with you every step of the way.