Dr. Stuart W. Flint, Associate Professor of the Psychology of Obesity at the University of Leeds.
How have I never heard of this guy?
Thanks to Show Me the Data, I read an opinion piece by Dr. Flint. It was amazing.
In looking for the article online, I did a Google Scholar search for Dr. Flint and found all these articles/papers with intriguingly fat-positive (or at very least fat-accepting) titles.
So I just did a regular Google search on Dr. Flint and found his bio with University of Leeds.
His research interests are:
Dr Flint has a background in psychology with a specific interest in the psychosocial effects of obesity; in particular weight stigmatisation and discrimination. His research has highlighted weight stigma and discrimination in adult and child populations, across various settings, the potential impact on people with overweight and obesity, and he develops interventions to reduce weight stigma attitudes and discriminatory behaviours. Dr Flint has led action on reducing weight stigma and discrimination internationally including work with Government, healthcare and media organisations.
I don’t know why I haven’t run across his name before – or maybe I did and didn’t notice; but this time, he was the sole contributor which made it pretty difficult not to notice his name.
So now when the fat news or science is getting me down, I can just see what Dr. Flint has been up to and maybe I’ll feel a little more hopeful about this sad old world.
Thank you Dr. Flint for your work to end fat discrimination, fat stigmatization and fat bias.
It seems you are one of the good guys.