Professor Kamlesh Khunti

Kamlesh Khunti is Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine, University of Leicester, UK. He leads a research group undertaking research into the early identification and interventions in people with diabetes. His work has influenced national and international guidelines on screening and management of people with diabetes. He is Director of NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands and Co-Director for the South East Midlands Diabetes Research Network, Co-Director of a Clinical Trial Unit. He is a NIHR Senior Investigator and principal investigator on several major national and international studies. He is currently an advisor to the Department of Health’s National Screening Committee on Vascular Risk, Clinical Advisor for the Diabetes NICE-led QOF Panel, Secretary of the Primary Care Study Group of the European Society of Diabetes (EASD, and member of the International Diabetes Federation Working Group on Diabetes Screening Risk Scores. He is Co-Director of the Diabetes MSc at Leicester University and the BMJ Diabetes Diploma. He is past Chair of the Department of Health-RCGP Committee on Classification of Diabetes, Chair of the NICE Guidelines on Prevention of Diabetes.