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Melanie
Davies
University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

Professor Davies is a Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Leicester and an Honorary Consultant Diabetologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK. She is based in the Diabetes Research Centre of the University of Leicester and is also the Co-Director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre, which has over 160 research staff, at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

 

Professor Davies’ research interests include the causes, screening, prevention, self-management and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). She is a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator Emeritus and a Director of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre. Professor Davies is the Principal Investigator on a number of large global studies in the field of diabetes, obesity, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and cardiovascular disease, and has served as an expert for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on a number of guideline groups. Professor Davies was co-chair of EASD/ADA’s Consensus Report on T2DM Management.

 

Professor Davies has published over 600 original articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals, such as the Lancet, NEJM and the BMJ and has over £60M of peer review grant funding. She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 New Year’s Honour’s List for services to diabetes research and awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2018.

Rachel Batterham

University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom


Professor Batterham is a Professor of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology at UCL, London, UK. She leads the University College London Hospital (UCLH) Bariatric Centre for Weight Management & Metabolic Surgery and the UCL Centre for Obesity Research, within the Department of Medicine. Professor Batterham is also the Director for the UCLH/UCL NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Obesity Research Theme, and the Royal College of Physicians’ Special Advisor on Obesity.

 

Professor Batterham has received several national and international awards for her work in obesity, including the Royal Society of Medicine’s Steven’s Lecture (2018), the Andre Mayer award from the World Obesity Federation (2016), and the Diabetes UK Rank Fund Nutrition Prize (2015). She has made significant clinical contributions to defining the management of people with obesity through her membership of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Obesity Guideline Development Group.

 

Professor Batterham is Scientific Chair for the International Federation for Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (IFSO) European Chapter, a Trustee for the Association for the Study of Obesity, and Council Member for British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society. She is passionate about reducing the stigma that people with obesity experience and ensuring that the patient voice is heard. Because of this, she has established a charity for people affected by obesity – the Obesity Empowerment Network UK.


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