Meera Ladwa (MRCP, PhD) works as a specialty doctor for Barts NHS Trust and leads the Young Adult Diabetes service at Newham University Hospital, London, UK. She graduated from Imperial College London School of Medicine in 2008 and was awarded her doctorate in diabetic medicine by King’s College London in 2021, where she studied beta cell function in black African men. In January 2022, she was appointed as an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary University London.

Her clinical and research interests include diabetes in young adults, diabetes in pregnancy and diabetes in ethnic minorities. She is accredited as a medical educator by the Royal College of Physicians. She is engaged in medical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including lecturing, examining and organising national training courses as part of the Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists’ Forum. She sits on the steering committee of the Diabetes Masterclass programme, a series of national educational webinars for specialists from all disciplines within diabetes care, developed, organised and funded by Eli Lilly and Company Ltd in collaboration with the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) and the Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists’ Forum (YDEF).