John Wilding leads Clinical Research into Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology at the University of Liverpool. He graduated from Southampton University in 1985, where he continued his clinical training until moving to the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at Hammersmith Hospital, London where he undertook specialist training in Diabetes and Endocrinology, and three years laboratory-based research into the neurobiology of obesity and diabetes. He has been a clinical academic at the University of Liverpool since 1996 and was appointed Professor of Medicine in 2005. He leads specialist services for severe obesity at Aintree University Hospital – designated a Centre for Obesity Management by the UK and European Associations for the Study of Obesity.
John’s research team focusses on developing new treatments and strategies to reduce the burden of diabetes and obesity-related disease. John has published over three hundred papers, chapters and review articles related to his research interests, which include clinical trials in diabetes and obesity, adipocyte biology, and studies of metabolism.
He chairs the National Clinical Research Network Metabolic and Endocrine Speciality Group. He is a past Chair of the UK Association for the Study of Obesity, a member of the Royal College of Physicians Advisory Group on Nutrition, Weight and Health and President of the World Obesity Federation. When not at work he likes to swim, bike and run and regularly competes in triathlons.