Dr Parretti is an academic GP with a specialist interest in obesity. She originally studied chemistry and completed a PhD in chemistry. However, she then changed careers and retrained as a doctor at St George’s, London. She returned to research during her GP training and currently conducts research in obesity and primary care. Clinically, she works as a salaried GP and in a specialist weight management service.
Dr Parretti is a member of the NICE weight management guidelines update committee. She was elected to the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society council in 2020 and is a co-opted member of the Obesity Empowerment Network professional steering group.