My name is Audrey Roberts, I was born in 1971 and live in Glasgow which is in the west of Scotland in the United Kingdom. In 2015 I became the Scottish Patient Representative for the EASO Patient Council. Since then, I was elected to the position of Vice-President of the European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (previously EASO Patient Council) on its inception in May 2019.
I have served as a committee member and trustee of the charity WLSinfo for the past 16 years and I have organised the support group in Glasgow for pre-and post-op bariatric patients, (now called Obesity UK) since 2003. I also participate in “online” discussion groups and one-to-one meetings with people who have not had bariatric surgery but who struggle with excess weight and issues related to obesity.
My aim is to help and encourage patients who may be struggling to cope with bariatric surgery. I offer support and guidance when I can and advise patients with the aim of making the journey less stressful. I am passionate about changing the narrative around Obesity with the use of People First language uppermost on my agenda.
On a personal note, I’m married to Davie and have 3 cats. I work in Business Relationship within ICT for the local government and I’m the youngest of 5 siblings. I’ve lived in Scotland all of my life and I’m proud to call it my home.
I really enjoy listening to audiobooks; my favourite types of book to read are murder mystery, biography and crime novels. I also enjoy meeting friends for coffee, travelling to different cities across the world and visiting other countries to soak up the culture, atmosphere, scenery and architecture that each place has to offer.