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Global Obesity Prevention Center

Tim Lobstein, PhD

Member, Scientific Advisory Board
Director of Policy, World Obesity Federation
Professor, Curtin University, Western Australia

Dr Tim Lobstein is the Head of Policy at the World Obesity Federation (the body now replacing the International Association for the Study of Obesity, and the International Obesity TaskForce). He is also Adjunct Professor of Public Health Advocacy, at Curtin University, Western Australia, and previously Visiting Fellow at the Rudd Center, Yale Univesity. Dr Lobstein is the lead author of the highly-cited scientific report Obesity in children and young people: A crisis in public health (Obesity Reviews 5(S1) 2004), co-author of the European Commission-published reports Status report on the European Commission’s work in the field of nutrition in Europe 2002 and Obesity and socio-economic groups in Europe: Evidence review and implications for action, 2007, and author of several scientific papers on marketing of food and beverages to children.

Dr Lobstein has been a Principal Investigator for EU-funded projects including the PolMark (Policies on marketing food and beverages to children, 2008-2010) and StanMark (Standards for Marketing foods and beverages to children, 2010-). Dr Lobstein has produced consultancy reports for the World Health Organization’s European, Middle East and Geneva HQ offices. He has written several chapters for standard textbooks on obesity in childhood and obesity prevention.