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University of Sheffield, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Simon Heller is Professor of Clinical Diabetes at the University of Sheffield, and Director of Research & Development and Honorary Consultant Physician at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK. Professor Heller’s research interests include physiological responses to hypoglycaemia and hypoglycaemia unawareness; the potential contribution of the pathophysiology of hypoglycaemia to sudden death in diabetes; and the use of insulin analogues and other technologies to reduce hypoglycaemia. He also runs research programmes on interventions to encourage more effective diabetes self-management.


He is national specialty lead for diabetes within the UK NIHR clinical research network and an NIHR senior investigator.  Professor Heller has authored more than 200 research articles and reviews and is a past editor of Diabetic Medicine.