Professor Rob Andrews

University of Exeter

Rob Andrews is an associate Professor at the University of Exeter, an Honorary Consultant Physician at Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton.

At the University he leads a group that researches the role that exercise, and diet can play in the prevention and management of diabetes and Obesity. Ongoing studies include testing whether remote support can maintain activity in people with type 2 diabetes (MOTIVATE T2D); how apps can support weight loss in tier 3 clinics and which bariatric operation is best (ByBandSleeve). He is also leading on development of a Tier 3 Obesity database for the Society of Endocrinology.

In Taunton, Rob leads the Diabetes and Obesity Research team. Until last year he was the medical lead for a large multidisciplinary weight management service. This is a holistic service offering specialised dietary and exercise programs, drug therapy and bariatric surgery as well as running clinics for people with eating disorders and complications post surgery. In recognition of this service, Taunton is designated an International Centre of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery.