Professor of Metabolic Medicine and an Honorary Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Leeds University and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Prof Ajjan is a Professor of Metabolic Medicine and an Honorary Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Leeds University and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. He obtained his PhD from the University of Sheffield and completed his clinical training in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. He runs a programme of basic, translational and clinical research studies with the collective aim of reducing vascular complications and improving quality of life in individuals with diabetes. His clinical studies have focussed on optimising glycaemic control by reducing high glucose levels while avoiding hypoglycaemia and keeping glucose variability to a minimum. His translational work aims to uncover novel therapeutic targets to reduce the prothrombotic environment in diabetes, a key abnormality in this condition. He has over 150 publications including original articles, reviews and book chapters. His clinical practice concentrates on young adults with diabetes and older individuals at high risk of vascular disease.
He is local R&D lead for Diabetes/Endocrinology and regional clinical research network co-lead for diabetes, endocrine and metabolic conditions. He is deputy Chair of the Clinical Study Group 2 at Diabetes UK, Associate Editor of Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research and member of the editorial board of International Journal of Molecular Sciences.