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

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 award winning Diabetes UK Clinical Champions programme, and has an honorary contract as a Diabetes Specialist Dietitian with Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Alison can be contacted at Alison.barnes@ncl.ac.uk


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