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Professor Susan Jebb OBE, PhD, FRCP (Hon), FMedSci - FSA Chair

Outlines the professional history of our Board Members and gives details of any business interests they may have in order to ensure transparency.

Professor Susan Jebb

Professor Susan Jebb is one of the country’s leading scientists, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.  Her recent research has focused on the treatment of obesity and interventions to encourage healthy and sustainable diets. 

Susan has a long-standing interest in the translation of scientific evidence into policy and was the Science Advisor to the Government Office for Science Foresight report on obesity in 2007 and an advisor to the National Food Strategy. She has previously chaired the cross-government expert advisory group on obesity (2007–2011), the Department of Health responsibility deal food network (2011–2015) and public health advisory committees for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2013-2018).  She was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to public health.

Susan holds a part-time appointment at the University of Oxford alongside the role as Chair of FSA.

Personal Interests

Consultancies and/or direct employment

  • University of Oxford
  • Partner in J&L Farms

Unpaid Roles:

  • Member of the  Food, Farming and Countryside Commission Food Conversations Advisory Group

Fee-paid work:

  • None


  • None

Clubs and other organisations:

  • Member, Association for the Study of Obesity

Other personal interests:

  • None


    • Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
    • Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

    Indirect support

    • None


    • None

    Land and property

    • None

    Other public appointments

    • Member, NHS England National Diabetes Prevention Programme Expert Reference Group
    • Member, NHS England Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission programme Advisory Group
    • Member, NHS England Obesity Expert Reference Group

    Non-personal interests

    • Spouse: Senior Partner J&L Farms
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