UKCO Hot Topics Faculty 2021
Professor 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.