Dinesh Selvarajah is Senior Lecturer in Diabetes at the University of Sheffield, UK, and Honorary Consultant Physician at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified as a doctor at the University of Sheffield and trained in diabetes and diabetic neuropathy under Professor Solomon Tesfaye.

Dr Selvarajah’s research interests thus far have been chiefly in clinical studies applying modern magnetic resonance (MR) neuroimaging techniques in diabetic neuropathy. His skills in the field of clinical neuropathy and neuroimaging establish him as a researcher with a unique range of expertise within the field of diabetes research. His research projects also include epidemiology, risk factors, pathogenesis and treatment of diabetic neuropathy and neuropathic pain. He has received research funding from the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). He has international leadership roles, including Secretary of NEURODIAB (2015 to 2021) and Diabetes UK Clinical Study Group on Inpatient Diabetes. He was awarded the prestigious Dr Jeff Wadsworth-Battele Scholarship (2022) in Neuroscience, Engineering and Computer Science to attend the Stanford Neuroscience and Pain Lab at Stanford University (California, USA) to develop expertise in machine learning and data science, the Goran Sundquist Prize for Young Clinical Investigator of the Year (2012), first prize FinnDIANE research prize (2013) and first prize at the 5th NeupSIG International Congress on Neuropathic Pain (2015).

Duality of Interest: None declared

Date: Winter 2022