Dr Adrian Heald is a Consultant Physician in the NHS in the UK. He is a Research Fellow and Lecturer at Manchester University and Visiting Tutor at St. Peters College, Oxford.
Adrian obtained his Medicine degree from St Peter’s College, Oxford and trained at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He then moved to Manchester, where he qualified in Psychiatry, before returning to work in general medicine, specializing in diabetes / endocrinology. Adrian is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Physicians, and was awarded a DM Thesis by Oxford University in 2005.
With an area of research that is predominantly focused on the impact of insulin resistance and the insulin-like growth factor system on diabetes and coronary disease risk, Adrian has published numerous peer reviewed papers on topics relating to this area. This now also includes work on the impact of epigenetics on CVD risk in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Particular current focus areas of his work are looking at population genetics in relation to risks of developing complications in type 2 diabetes and in the impact of hypogonadism on men’s health and life expectancy.