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Melanie J Davies

Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
United Kingdom


Melanie Davies is a clinician with over 25 years experience working as a diabetologist and physician and since 2006 is Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Leicester. She is an NIHR Senior Investigator, one of only a handful in diabetes in the UK, Director of the NIHR Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit, Director of a Clinical Trial Unit, Lead for Division 2 of the Clinical Research Network East Midlands and PI on a number of large global studies in the field of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Professor Davies is the global PI on the SCALE Obesity trial, a large multinational study investigating management of obesity with GLP-1 analogue.

Research Interest

Diabetes Obesity Cardiovascular Disease Sedentary Behaviour Physical Activity


  • Stone M, Barber S, Gray L, Davies M, Khunti K, et al., (2016). Developing a Conceptually Equivalent Type 2 Diabetes Risk Score for Indian Gujaratis in the UK.

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