Prof. Ian Broom
Title: Professor
First Name: Iain
Surname: Broom
Position: Director, CORE
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 262289

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Roles and responsibilities

  • Director, Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology (CORE)
  • Principal researcher at the Institute for Health and Wellbeing Research (IHWR).
  • Clinical Professor in Metabolic Medicine at the University of Aberdeen

Key research interests

Professor Broom sits on several National and European research committees as a member responsible for peer review of research activity and in a special advisory capacity. He is also an international research advisor to the  Institute of Health, University of Sydney (Australia). He is a member of a number of metabolic advisory boards within the pharmaceutical industry.          


Prof. Broom was previously a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Surgery in Aberdeen, responsible for metabolic care of surgical patients and the development of a research Surgical Metabolic Unit. He has held/holds research grants from the Medical Research Council, The Wellcome Trust, Department of Trade and Industry CSO, SHERT, and industry in areas relating to the metabolic response to injury/sepsis and in the fields of diabetes/lipid metabolism.

Highlighted Publications 

Prof. Broom is the author of over 200 research papers and has contributed to numerous textbooks and speciality publications. Highlighted publications include:

  1. Tuya C, Mutch WJ, Haggarty P, Campbell DM, Cumming A, Kelly K, Broom I,
    McNeill G. The influence of birth weight and genetic factors on lipid levels: a study in adult twins. Br J Nutr. 2006 Mar;95(3):504-10.
  2. Pagmantidis V, Bermano G, Villette S, Broom I, Arthur J, Hesketh J. Effects of Se-depletion on glutathione peroxidase and selenoprotein W gene expression in the colon. FEBS Lett. 2005 Jan 31;579(3):792-6.
  3. McNeill G, Tuya C, Campbell DM, Haggarty P, Smith WC, Masson LF, Cumming A, Broom I, Haites N. Blood pressure in relation to birth weight in twins and singleton controls matched for gestational age. Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Jul 15;158(2):150-5.
  4. Broom I, Wilding J, Stott P, Myers N; UK Multimorbidity Study Group. Randomised trial of the effect of orlistat on body weight and cardiovascular disease risk profile in obese patients: UK Multimorbidity Study. Int J Clin Pract. 2002 Sep;56(7):494-9.