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Professor Simon Heller

Heller, Simon

Professor Simon 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. 

He trained at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham and undertook his research training at the University of Nottingham and Washington University, USA. From 2000-2005 he was Editor of Diabetic Medicine.  

He is currently a member of Diabetes UK Science and Research Advisory Group, the UK NIHR Health Technology Assessment Panel and UK Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, UK Scientific Advisory Committee.  He has previously chaired the Clinical Studies Advisory Group of the UK Diabetes Research Network, and is currently the NIHR Clinical Research Network National Lead for Diabetes.

Prof Heller’s 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. 

Prof Heller has authored over 200 original research articles and reviews.