Meera Ladwa works as a specialty doctor for Barts Health NHS Trust and leads the Young Adult Diabetes service at Newham University Hospital. 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. Her clinical and research interests include diabetes in young adults, diabetes in pregnancy and diabetes in ethnic minorities.

Dr Ladwa 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 (YDEF).  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.