Melanie Davies is Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Leicester and an Honorary Consultant Diabetologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK. She is based in the Diabetes Research Centre, which is affiliated with the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Leicester. She is also the Co-Director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre, which has over 160 research staff, at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. She initially trained at Sheffield and then completed her training at Cambridge, Ipswich and Leicester.
Professor Davies’ research interests include the causes, screening, prevention, self-management and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. She is a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator Emeritus and Director of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre. Professor Davies is the Principal Investigator on a number of large global studies in the field of diabetes, obesity, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and cardiovascular disease and has served as an expert for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on a number of guideline groups.
Professor Davies has published over 450 original articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals, such as the Lancet, NEJM and the BMJ and has over £60M of peer-review grant funding. She has over 510 published abstracts and 10 book chapters, and is Co-editor of the diabetes section in the 2011 Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes. She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 New Year’s Honour’s List for services to diabetes research.