Senior Investigator Profile

First NameSimon
Award StatusTerm 2
Current PostProfessor of Clinical Diabetes and Honorary Consultant Physician
InstitutionSheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
NHS TrustSheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameYorkshire and The Humber
Primary Research FieldEndocrinology
Secondary Research FieldEndocrinology
BiographySimon Heller is Professor of Clinical Diabetes at the University of Sheffield, Director of Research and Development and Honorary Consultant Physician at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, UK. He received his clinical diabetes training at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham and his research training at the University of Nottingham and Washington University, St Louis, USA. From 2000-2005 he was Editor of Diabetic Medicine. He is currently a member of Diabetes UK Science and Research Advisory Group, a member of the UK NIHR Health Technology Assessment Panel and the UK Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, UK Scientific Advisory Committee. Between 2005 - 2014 he chaired the Clinical Studies Advisory Group of the UK Diabetes Research Network and is currently the National Speciality Lead in Diabetes to the NIHR Clinical Research Network. His current research interests include the pathophysiological responses to hypoglycaemia and hypoglycaemia unawareness, the potential contribution and mechanisms of hypoglycaemia to cardiovascular mortality, the use of insulin analogues and other technologies to reduce hypoglycaemia. He chaired the glucose control group of the ADVANCE trial and is a steering committee member of the EXAMINE trial. He also conducts research programmes concerned with developing interventions (including the DAFNE intervention) to encourage more effective diabetes self-management.

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