Professor Kamlesh Khunti ,CBE, FRCGP, FRCP, MD, PhD, FMedSci

Professor of Primary Care Diabetes & Vascular Medicine                                                                    Prof Kamlesh Khunti

Diabetes Research Centre,

University of Leicester, Leicester General Hospital

Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 4PW

Tel: +44 (0)116 258 4005

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Twitter: @kamleshkhunti

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1. Biography

Professor Kamlesh Khunti is Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester, UK. He is Co-Director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre and leads a research group that is currently working on the early identification of, and interventions with, people who have cardiometabolic disease or are at increased risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases including multimorbidity.

His work has influenced national and international guidelines on the screening and management of people with diabetes. During the pandemic he has also led and contributed to covid related research and policy recommendations. Professor Khunti is also Director of the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in Applied Research Collaborations (ARC) East Midlands and Director of The Real World Evidence Unit and The Centre for Ethnic Health Research. He is a NIHR Senior Investigator and Principal Investigator on several major national and international studies. He is the National NIHR ARC Theme Lead for Multimorbidity and Ethnicity and Diversity. He is also Honorary Visiting Professorial Fellow with Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne.

  • NIHR, Senior Investigator Award - 2014
  • Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences - 2016
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergency (SAGE)
  • Chair, Ethnicity Subgroup of SAGE

Specific Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Cardiometabolic disease
  • Prevention of multimorbidity
  • Prevention of Cardiometabolic Diseases.
  • Risk Assessment Tools
  • Ethnic Minority Health
  • Real World Evidence
  • Randomised Controlled Trials


2. Publications

You can visit the following pages to access my academic publications :

1. Covid-19 publications

2. 2022 publications

3. 2021 publications

4. 2020 publications

5. 2019 publications

6. 2012-2018 publications


3. Abstracts


4. Supervision

Current PhD students


1. Ellen Hopwood, 2021

Title: Self-management support in patients with multiple long-term conditions in the post-COVID-19 era.

2 Daniel Ayoubkhani, 2021,Office of National statistics, UK (ONS)

Title : Exploring the epidemiology and outcomes of post- COVID-19 syndrome using national linked data.

3. Hanad Osman, July 2021

Title :A comparative analysis of a novel biochemical urine screen with pharmacy prescription records and a self- reported questionnaire to assess non-adherence in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus

4. Danielli Mariana, March 2020

Title : Role of perivascular biomarkers at the fetal-maternal interface in pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction.

5. Dan Lane, September 2018

Title : Developments of biochemical methods to diagnose non-adherence in cardiometabolic diseases and their clinical utility

6. Elpida Vounzoulaki September 2018

Title : Type 2 diabetes in women after a diagnosis of gestational diabetes: understanding uptake to screening, progression rates and costs, using evidence synthesis methodologies

7. Humaira Hussein September 2017

Title : Comparative effectiveness of sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists in type 2 diabetes mellitus: randomized and real-word evidence

Please visit the link below for past PhD students

Past PhD students

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