Prof. Wasim Hanif is a Professor of Diabetes & Endocrinology & Consultant Physician, Clinical Director in diabetes at University Hospital Birmingham. He is an eminent authority on Diabetes, Obesity, and Ethnic health. He works with several national bodies, and professional groups in the UK. He has been involved with major research projects in diabetes and has published widely. He was selected for Kings Fund Leadership Programme in Diabetes. His research interest includes: diabetic kidney disease, diabetes prevention, management of diabetes in Ramadan, obesity, ethnicity and tackling health inequalities.He is involved as a chief and principal investigator in several international multi-centre trials and was instrumental in setting up UKADS (United Kingdom Asian Diabetes Study). Prof. Hanif has been involved at a parliamentary level to advise the government on issues relating to Diabetes and ethnic health. He is the Chair of the Diabetes Working Group of the South Asian Heart Foundation (SAHF) a world recognised organisation on South Asian Health.
Prof. Hanif is a member of the Parliamentary and Stakeholder Diabetes Think Tank advising the All Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes. His involvement in NICE has been extensive, sitting on advisory NICE Health Technology Appraisal Committee since 2009, and acting as an advisor on many issues including the use of health technologies, definitions of Obesity and Waist circumference in British South Asians, prevention of diabetes in high risk groups, physical activity, type 2 diabetes. He is on the Expert Advisory Committee of Commission of Human Medicine, advising MRHA on new Medicinal agents.