Professor Melanie Davies

Professor Melanie Davies

Professor of Diabetes Medicine

Diabetes Research Centre/Department of Health Sciences

University of Leicester
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 4PW

Tel: +44 (0)116 258 6481
Email: melanie.davies@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

For general enquiries, email Denise Robinson on denise.robinson@uhl-tr.nhs.uk or telephone +44 (0)116 258 6481.

Personal details

CBE, MB, ChB, MD, FRCP, FRCGP

I am a clinician with over 25 years experience working as a diabetologist and physician and since 2006, Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Leicester. I am:

  • An NIHR Senior Investigator, one of only a handful in diabetes in the UK
  • Director of a Clinical Trial Unit
  • Director Lead for Division 2 of the Clinical Research Network East Midlands
  • PI on a number of large global studies in the field of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease

I am 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, I've had more than 180 peer review publications and in the last five years been awarded over £30,000,000 of external reviewed grant funding.

Professional activities

NIHR Senior Investigator Award, 2008/2012

Publications

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

Research

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Sedentary behaviour
  • Physical activity

Supervision

Current PhD students

  • Sue Craddock January 2010
    University of Leicester, jointly with Professor M Davies and R Baker, Department of Health Sciences
    A Study of Quality Development Processes of a structured self-management education programme within the UK (DESMOND Newly Diagnoses programme.)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kishan Bakrania May 2014
    Department of Health Sciences, Professor M Davies and Professor K Khunti
    Analysing accelerometer data via novel approaches
  • Michelle Hadjiconstantinou September 2014
    Department of Health Sciences, Professor M Davies
    We based intervention to promote psychological wellbeing and self-management in type 2 diabetes
  • Shaun Barber October 2012 –
    Department of Health Sciences
    Screening tools for individuals at high risk of glucose disorders and cardiovascular disease from multi ethnic and minority populations
  • Sarah Bunnewell October 2015 –
    Department of Health Sciences, Professor M Davies, Professor K Khunti, Professor T Yates
    Hypoglycaemia Risk in South Asian Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
  • Francesco Zaccardi January 2015
    Department of Health Sciences, Professor M Davies and Professor K Khunti
    Relationship between hypoglycaemia, physical activity, inflammation and other markers of cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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