Diabetes Research Centre

The Diabetes Research Centre is part of The College of Life Sciences and is located at Leicester General Hospital. The Centre works closely with NHS organisations - University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL), Primary Care and local GP Practices. We are a research-led Centre engaged in national and international competitive research. The quality of the Diabetes research undertaken in Leicester has been further recognised by the award of the National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre and CLAHRC EM. The Centre has established an international reputation in the field of diabetes and cardiovascular research. It has successfully bid for and been awarded significant grants to promote diabetes and cardiovascular research.

The Centre plays a central role in the teaching of MSc in Diabetes. The course provides a wide range of approved, accredited M Level modules and short courses targeted at the specific needs of post- registration healthcare professionals. Modules focus on clinical, diagnostic and technical skills development whilst also providing an academic underpinning. The modules aim to provide the educational foundation for advanced/autonomous practice.

The Centre has more than 150 staff and postgraduate students, including over 30 academic staff. The Centre is jointly led by Professor Melanie Davies and Professor Kamlesh Khunti and managed by an Executive Committee including Sue Enright (Operations Director) and Tim Skelton (Chief Operating Officer).


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Diabetes Research Centre

University of Leicester
Leicester General Hospital

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 116 258 4005

Head of Department:

Professor Melanie Davies

Professor Kamlesh Khunti

General Enquiries to

Raj Gill

Tel: 0116 258 4005