Professor Kamlesh Khunti, PhD MD FRCGP FRCP FMedSci


Kamlesh Khunti is Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester. He is Co-Director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre (UK) and 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 and principal investigator on several major national and international studies.

Professor Khunti has recently been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and is currently an advisor to the Department of Health, a Clinical Advisor for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and member 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 past 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. He has won numerous awards internationally.