Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0PZ, UK.
- Thang S. Han
BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Queen's Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ, UK.
- Brian R. Walker
Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, School of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK.
- Wiebke Arlt
Academic Unit of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, The Medical School, University of Sheffield, Beech Hill Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 2RX, UK.
- Richard J. Ross
All authors contributed equally to all aspects of the manuscript.
Competing interests statement
R. J. Ross is a founding director and equity holder in Diurnal Ltd and W. Arlt is a consultant to Diurnal Ltd. The other authors declare no competing interests.
Thang S. Han
Thang S. Han trained in medicine at the University of Cambridge (1997–2002) and in Endocrinology at University College London Hospitals (2005–2010), both in the UK. He was appointed Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at Ashford and St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust in 2010. He is currently the Surrey and Sussex Comprehensive Local Research Network Specialty Lead for Diabetes, Metabolic and Endocrine research, NIHR.
Brian R. Walker
Brian R. Walker qualified at the University of Edinburgh, UK, in 1986 and trained in Scotland, obtaining MRC and BHF Fellowships before a Chair in Endocrinology at the University of Edinburgh in 2001. He is head of the University's BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science, established the Edinburgh Centre for Endocrinology, and is closely involved in local and national initiatives in clinical academic training.
Wiebke Arlt trained in Medicine and Endocrinology at the University Hospital Würzburg, Germany, and at the University of California at San Francisco, CA, USA. She came to the University of Birmingham, UK, in 2002 and held an MRC Senior Clinical Fellowship from 2004 to 2009. She was promoted to Chair in 2006 and became head of the Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (CEDAM) at the University of Birmingham in 2008.
Richard J. Ross
Richard J. Ross trained in medicine at The Royal London Hospital (1974–1979) and in Endocrinology at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London (1983–1988). He was appointed to Sheffield University, UK, in 1995 and is Professor of Endocrinology, Head of the Unit of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism and Faculty Academic Lead for Innovation. He is currently Chair of CaHASE, Treasurer of the European Society of Endocrinology, and on The Growth Hormone Research Society Council.