About Us – YORA

The Yorkshire Obesity Research Alliance (YORA) is a community of academics, clinicians, key stakeholders and members of the general public with an interest in obesity research within the Yorkshire area. The work of YORA is intended to directly contribute to the regions obesity practice and policy.

The YORA organising committee aims to contribute to practice and policy by facilitating collaborative working in the field of obesity research by:

  • supporting research activities (e.g. grant applications, events, training etc.)
  • hosting events
  • creating and collating research, practice and policy resources
  • promoting relevant opportunities

The YORA organising committee consists of:

Professor Louisa Ells

Catherine Homer

Nicola Corrigan

Dr Mike Thelwell

Dr Kris Southby






If you’d like to be involved in YORA, please check out the information on this website and sign up to our mailing list using this form to receive information on our projects, events and news.

If you have any questions about YORA or would like more information about our work please get in contact:

Laura Brown – Leeds Beckett University (L.J.Brown@leedsbeckett.ac.uk)

Twitter: @YorkshireORA #YORA.