Sarah Redsell has a clinical background in nursing and health visiting, underpinned by research training in health psychology. Her research has primarily been focused around communication about aspects of health and well-being with parents of infants and children. Along with her team she has developed an algorithm to predict childhood overweight during infancy and guidelines for health visitors to improve their practice. Earlier in her career Sarah delivered consultation skills training to practice nurses and health visitors and wrote a book ‘Good Consultation Skills for Nurses’ to help nurses improve their practice. More recently she has delivered training on identifying and managing childhood overweight risk to health visitors. Sarah is particularly interested in enabling health professionals to raise the issue of overweight and obesity in a non-stigmatising way that takes account of clients’ social and situational factors and enhances the professional-patient relationship.