Kamlesh Khunti


Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine, University of Leicester, UK

Kamlesh Khunti is Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester. He leads a research group that is currently working on the early identification of, and interventions with, people who have diabetes or are at increased risk of developing diabetes. His work has influenced national and international guidelines on the screening and management of people with diabetes. He is Director of NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands and Co-Director of a Clinical Trial Unit. He is a NIHR Senior Investigator, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and principal investigator on several major national and international studies. Professor Khunti is currently an advisor to the Department of Health, a Clinical Advisor for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and Secretary of the Primary Care Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). He is past Chair of the Department of Health–RCGP Committee on Classification of Diabetes and is currently Chair of the NICE Guidelines on Prevention of Diabetes. In addition, he is co-Director of the Diabetes MSc at Leicester University and the BMJ Diabetes Diploma.