John Wilding leads clinical research into obesity, diabetes and endocrinology at the University of Liverpool, UK.
Professor Wilding graduated from Southampton University in 1985,
where he continued his clinical training until moving to the Royal
Postgraduate Medical School at Hammersmith Hospital, London, where he
undertook specialist training in diabetes and endocrinology, and three
years of laboratory-based research into the neurobiology of obesity
and diabetes. He leads specialist services for severe obesity at
Aintree University Hospital – designated a Centre for Obesity
Management by the UK and European Associations for the Study of
Obesity. His research team focuses on developing new treatments and
strategies to reduce the burden of diabetes and
He has published over three hundred papers, chapters and review articles related to his research interests, which include clinical trials in diabetes and obesity, adipocyte biology, and studies of metabolism.
Professor Wilding chairs the National Clinical Research Network Metabolic and Endocrine Speciality Group and is a past Chair of the UK Association for the Study of Obesity. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians Advisory Group on Nutrition, Weight and Health, and is President of the World Obesity Federation.