Professor Melanie J Davies

Professor Melanie DaviesProfessor of Diabetes Medicine, University of Leicester and Honorary Consultant, University Hospitals of Leicester

MB ChB, 1985, University of Sheffield
MRCP, 1988
MD, 1994, University of Sheffield
FRCP, 2000


Address: Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Diabetes Research, Leicester General Hospital LE5 4PW

For general enquiries, please email Denise Robinson, secretary, or telephone 0116 258 6481

Research interests

  • Screening and Early Detection of Type 2 Diabetes

  • Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

  • Complex interventions, including structured educational interventions in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    New glucose lowering therapies in diabetes

  • Novel Cardiovascular Risk Markers and Metabolic Syndrome

External Positions

Expert Advisor to the National Screening Committee, 2006 - current
Member of the Department of Health Vascular Board, 2006 - current
Member of the Department of Health Steering Group on Structured Education of Diabetes in England and Wales, 2004 - current
Member of the Novo-Nordisk Research Foundation Committee, 2003 - current
Member of Diabetes UK Research Committee, 2003 - current
Member of NICE Guideline Development Group for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, 2006 - 2008
Member of NICE Guideline Development Group for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, 2003 - 2004
NICE Guidelines, Technology Appraisal for the Glitazones. Nominated Expert for Diabetes UK 2003
Member of the MRC/Department of Health Research Review in Diabetes 2002
Diabetes Care and Advisory Committee of Diabetes UK, 1999 - 2003
Specialist Care Committee of Diabetes UK, 1999 - 2003
Editorial Board Member for Continuing Education Section of Diabetic Medicine, 1998 - 2004
Associate Editor for Diabetic Medicine, 1998 - 2004

Key Publications

Davies MJ, Heller S, Skinner TC, Campbell MJ, Carey ME, Cradock S, Dallosso HM, Daly H, Doherty Y, Eaton S, Fox C, Oliver L, Rantell K, Rayman G, Khunti K on behalf of the DESMOND Collaborative. Effectiveness of the diabetes education and self management for ongoing and newly diagnosed (DESMOND) programme for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes: cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2008;336:491-495

Pratley RE, Nauck M, Bailey T, Montanya E, Cuddihy R, Filetti S, Thomsen AB, Søndergaard RE, Davies M; 1860-LIRA-DPP-4 Study Group. Liraglutide versus sitagliptin for patients with type 2 diabetes who did not have adequate glycaemic control with metformin: a 26-week, randomised, parallel-group, open-label trial. Lancet 2010 Apr 375 9724 1447-56

Holman RR, Farmer AJ, Davies MJ, Levy JC, Darbyshire JL, Keenan JF, Paul SK; 4-T Study Group. Three-year efficacy of complex insulin regimens in type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2009 Oct 29 361 18 1736-47

Carter P, Gray LJ, Troughton J, Khunti K, Davies MJ. Fruit and vegetable intake and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ. 2010 Aug 18 341  c4229

Gillett M, Dallosso HM, Dixon S, Brennan A, Carey ME, Campbell MJ, Heller S, Khunti K, Skinner TC, Davies MJ. Delivering the diabetes education and self management for ongoing and newly diagnosed (DESMOND) programme for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes: cost effectiveness analysis. BMJ. 2010 Aug 20 341  c4093

Yates T, Davies M, Gorely T, Bull F, Khunti K.  Effectiveness of a pragmatic education  programme aimed at promoting walking activity in individuals with impaired glucose  tolerance: a randomized controlled trialDiabetes Care 2009;32(8):1404-1410

Gillies CL, Lambert PC, Abrams KR, Sutton AJ, Cooper NJ, Hsu RT, Davies MJ, Khunti K.  Different strategies for screening and prevention of type 2 diabetes in adults: cost  effectiveness analysis. BMJ 2008; 336:1180-1185

Gray LJ, Taub NA, Khunti K, Gardiner E, Hiles S, Webb DR, Srinivasan BT, Davies MJ. The Leicester Risk Assessment score for detecting undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose regulation for use in a multiethnic UK setting. Diabet Med. 2010 Aug 27 8 887-95

Holman RR, Thorne KI, Farmer AJ, Davies MJ, Keenan JF, Paul S, Levy JC for the 4-T  Study Group.  Addition of Biphasic, Prandial or Basal Insulin to Oral Therapy in Type 2  Diabetes. N Engl J Med 2007;357(17):1716-1730

Webb DR, Khunti K, Silverman R, Gray LJ, Srinivasan B, Lacy PS, Williams B, Davies MJ. Impact of metabolic indices on central artery stiffness: independent association of insulin resistance and glucose with aortic pulse wave velocity. Diabetologia. 2010 Jun 53 6 1190-8


Brief Biography of Professor Davies

Full list of papers 2011-2006

Papers before 2006

Book Chapters

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