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Melanie
Davies
University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Melanie Davies is Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Leicester, UK, and an Honorary Consultant Diabetologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. She is based in the Diabetes Research Centre, University of Leicester, and is also the Co-Director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

 

Professor Davies is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator Emeritus and Director of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre. Her research interests include the causes, screening, prevention, self-management and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. She 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 Co-Chair for the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and American Diabetes Association Consensus Report on T2DM Management.

 

Professor Davies has published over 700 original articles and has received over £60M of 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.

Rachel Batterham - Speaker

Rachel Batterham

University College London Hospital, London, UK


Rachel Batterham is Professor of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology at University College London (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. She is 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 obese patients through her membership of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Obesity Guideline Development Group.

 

She is Scientific Chair for the International Federation for Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (IFSO) European Chapter (since 2015), a Trustee for the Association for the Study of Obesity (since 2016) and Council Member for British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (since 2016). She is passionate about reducing the stigma that people with obesity experience and ensuring that the patient voice is heard, and has established a charity for people affected by obesity, the Obesity Empowerment Network UK.


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