Professor John Wilding leads Clinical Research into Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology at the University of Liverpool. He trained at Southampton and the Hammersmith Hospital, London where he also undertook three years laboratory-based research into the neurobiology of obesity and diabetes. He has worked at University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool since 1996 and as Professor of Medicine since 2005.
He leads specialist services for severe obesity at University Hospital Aintree – designated a Centre for Obesity Management by the European Association for the Study of Obesity.
Prof Wilding is a Council member of the Royal College of Physicians and is currently the NIHR Clinical Research Network National Lead for Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders.
He has published over 250 research papers, chapters and review articles related to his clinical and laboratory research interests in the pathophysiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes and evaluation of new treatments.