Advisory Board of the Diabetes Action Online
Dr Nigel Unwin
Dr. Unwin is Professor of Epidemiology at the Newcastle University, UK, where he heads up the Health of Populations in Transition Research Programme. He trained in medicine at Oxford University, with further general medical training in the North East of England and at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica.
He trained in Public Health in Manchester before joining the Diabetes Group at the Newcastle University as an epidemiologist and public health specialist. His research interests largely concern the epidemiology and public health importance of diabetes and related cardiovascular risk factors, particularly in low and middle income countries and across different ethnic groups. Between October 2003 and December 2005 he was a medical officer with the Diabetes Unit at the World Health Organization in Geneva, and is now joint head of the Newcastle University WHO Collaborating Centre for diabetes.