Professor Melanie J Davies, CBE, MB, ChB, MD, FRCP, FRCGP

Diabetes Research Centre / Department of Health Sciences

Professor of Diabetes MedicineProfessor MJ Davies

Melanie Davies is a clinician with over 25 years experience working as a diabetologist and physician and since 2006 is Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Leicester. She is an NIHR Senior Investigator, one of only a handful in diabetes in the UK, Director of the NIHR Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit, Director of a Clinical Trial Unit, Lead for Division 2 of the Clinical Research Network East Midlands and PI on a number of large global studies in the field of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Professor Davies is the global PI on the SCALE Obesity trial, a large multinational study investigating management of obesity with GLP-1 analogue.

In the last three years she has had more than 180 peer review publications and has been awarded, in the last five years, over £30,000,000 of external reviewed grant funding.

CONTACT DETAILS

Diabetes Research Centre
Affiliated with the Dept. of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 4PW

Tel: 0116 258 6481
Email: melanie.davies@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

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

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Sedentary Behaviour
  • Physical Activity

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

NIHR Senior Investigator Award, 2008 / 2012

POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION

CURRENT PhD STUDENTS

  • Michelle Hadjiconstantinou September 2014 -
    Department of Health Sciences, Professor Melanie Davies
    We based intervention to promote psychological wellbeing and self-management in type 2 diabetes.
  • Kishan Bakrania May 2014 -
    Department of Health Sciences, Professor Melanie Davies and Professor Kamlesh Khunti
    Analysing accelerometer data via novel approaches
  • Sam Seidu Jan 2014 -
    Department of Health Sciences, jointly with Professor Melanie Davies and Professor Kamlesh Khunti
    A systematic review of interventions targeting primary care professionals on the improvement of diabetes outcomes in a multi-ethnic population. Evaluating the effects of multi-factorial quality improvement (QI) strategy targeted at primary care health care professionals on management of people with diabetes in a multi-ethnic population.
  • Charlotte Jelleyman October 2013 -
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, jointly with Dr Thomas Yates, Professor Melanie Davies and Professor Kamlesh Khunti
    The effect of high intensity interval training in type 2 diabetes
  • Matthew McCarthy October 2013 -
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and Diabetes Research Centre, jointly with Dr Thomas Yates, Professor Melanie Davies, Professor Kamlesh Khunti and Charlotte Edwardson.
    Addressing sedentary behaviour in a clinical type 2 diabetes population.
  • Zin Zin Htike January 2014 -
    University of Leicester jointly with Professor M Davies and Professor K Khunti, Department of Health Sciences
    Impact of Liraglutide on cardiac function and structure in young adults with type 2 diabetes
  • Shaun Barber October 2012 –
    Department of Health Sciences, jointly with Professor Melanie Davies and Professor Kamlesh Khunti
    Screening tools for individuals at high risk of glucose disorders and cardiovascular disease from multi ethnic and minority populations
  • Nitin Gholap September 2012 –
    University of Leicester, jointly with Professor M Davies and Professor K Khunti, Department of Health Sciences
    Prevalence and prognostic implications of chronic hyperglycaemia in South Asian and White European individuals following an acute myocardial infarction
  • Nichola Perrin May 2011 -
    Department of Health Sciences, jointly with Professor Melanie Davies and Professor Kamlesh Khunti
    Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of a screening and management program for depression and/or distress in people with type 2 diabetes

Links to Publications by Year

2016 Publications

2015 Publications

2014 Publications

2013 Publications

2012 Publications

2011 Publications

2010 Publications

2009 Publications

2008 Publications

2007 Publications

2006 Publications

2000 - 2005 Publications

1990 - 1999 Publications

Other Links

Brief Biography of Professor Davies

Book Chapters

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