Professor Melanie Davies, MB ChB, MD, FRCP, is an Honorary Consultant Diabetologist in
the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK and Professor of Diabetes
Medicine at the University of Leicester. She trained in Sheffield and then completed her
training in Cambridge, Ipswich and Leicester. Her research work is around the cause of Type
2 Diabetes, screening and prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, and self management,
structured education and new therapies including the incretin based therapies.
Melanie Davies is a clinician with over 25 years experience. She is an NIHR Senior
Investigator, one of only a handful in diabetes in the UK, Director of a Clinical
Trial Unit, Director of the Diabetes Research Network in the South East Midlands
and PI on a number of large global studies in the field of diabetes, obesity and
cardiovascular disease. Including 4T, ORIGIN, AT.LANTUS and DESMOND.
She has been an expert for NICE on a number of their guidelines groups.
She has published over 300 original articles including in high impact journals such
as Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine and the BMJ. She has over 350
published abstracts and 10 book chapters including Co-Editor of the diabetes
section in the ‘Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes’ in 2011.
In the last five years has been awarded over £30,000,000 of external reviewed grant funding.
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