Alison Barnes Research Associate (dietitian) / Diabetes Specialist Dietitian at Newcastle University/Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Alison Barnes is a UK Registered Dietitian specialising in diabetes and weight management. She is a Senior Research Associate at Newcastle University, where she has worked on the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT), and is now leading a research project called ReTUNE, investigating the effect of weight loss on type 2 diabetes remission in those diagnosed with the condition at lower BMIs.

As a dietitian with Type 1 Diabetes, Alison has an insight into the kinds of challenges faced by people living with long-term conditions, favouring an approach which empowers patients to better manage their own health. Alison is a graduate of the Diabetes UK Clinical Champions programme. She holds and honorary contract with Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust and has recently taken up post as lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Newcastle University.

Alison can be contacted at

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