UKCO Hot Topics Faculty 2021

Professor Mike Lean

Mike Lean

University of Glasgow

MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCP (Edinburgh), FRCPS (Glasgow), FRSE
Professor of Human Nutrition at Glasgow University, consultant physician at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, adjunct professor at University of Otago, and visiting professor, University of Sydney.
Professor Lean established the only academic nutrition department in a Scottish medical school, with a ‘broad-focus’ translational and integrative strategy towards research and teaching, encompassing the full range of scientific disciplines within Human Nutrition. Awards include Diabetes UK-Rank Prize Lecturer (2014), Banting Memorial Lecturer (2020/21), Tenovus Medal for Research (2017), Fellow of Scotland’s National Academy (Royal Society of Edinburgh) (2018).
Professor Lean is currently primary investigator on the largest research grant ever awarded by Diabetes UK, the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT), an NIHR-funded study of weight loss for long COVID (ReDIRECT), and several pharmaceutical clinical trials. He has published over 350 original research articles, H-Index =112. Outside research he makes and plays fiddles, and escapes to climb mountains whenever possible.

Join Professor Mike Lean at these UKCO Hot Topics Sessions

Date / Time Session Role

Session 4: The policy implications of recognising obesity as a disease in terms of public health actions