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.