Ehtasham Ahmad is a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Leicester, UK. He graduated from Khyber Medical College in Peshawar, Pakistan and worked in Endocrinology and Diabetes at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate, followed by Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Kent, UK. He then undertook specialty training in the same field in King’s College London before joining the University of Leicester in 2019 as a Clinical Research Fellow, where he is also undertaking a PhD.

Dr Ahmad’s past research interests have included pharmaceutical therapies in type 2 diabetes management, including metformin, GLP-1 receptor agonists and SGLT-2 inhibitors, as well as diabetes management during Ramadan. Dr Ahmad has recently been nominated for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Awards in the category of Rising Star, for his research work during the COVID-19 pandemic.