Philip James

Philip James

Philip James

Philip James is currently an honorary member of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a member of the steering committee for World Obesity/Policy and Prevention, responsible for global initiatives relating to food and health with particular emphasis on the pandemic of obesity . He is currently chair of the Presidential Council of Global Prevention Alliance tackling the global epidemic of chronic diseases with 5 global medical societies related to World Health Organisation (WHO).

Professor James advises governments throughout the world on how to tackle the epidemic of obesity and chronic disease and is Past President of World Obesity (formerly IASO). He also developed the lithium technique for tracking salt sources for managing hypertension, the United Nation’s system for calculating individual patient and population energy needs and the WHO Millennium analyses showing excess weight as in the top risk factors for global ill health with major impacts in the developing world.