Wasim Hanif is a Professor of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Consultant Physician, and Head of Service in diabetes at the University Hospital Birmingham. He is a Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Warwick. He is the Board Member of the Centre for Diabetes Endocrine and Metabolism, University of Birmingham. He is a visiting Professor at Birmingham City University and the Medical Director of the Advanced Diabetes Course. He is on the Board of Governors as a Trustee of Diabetes UK and a Non-executive Director on the Board of the British Medical Journal.

He is an eminent authority on Diabetes, Obesity, and Ethnic health working with several national bodies, and professional groups in the UK. He has been involved with major research projects in diabetes and has published widely and was selected for Kings Fund Leadership Program. His research interests include diabetic kidney disease, diabetes prevention, cardiovascular disease in diabetes, diabetes in Ramadan, obesity, ethnicity and tackling health inequalities. He is involved as a chief and principal investigator in several international multi-centre trials and was instrumental in setting up UKADS (United Kingdom Asian Diabetes Study).

Professor Hanif has been involved at a parliamentary level advising the government on issues relating to Diabetes and ethnic health. He is the Chair of the Diabetes Working Group and Trustee of the world-recognised South Asian Health Foundation (SAHF). He is a member of the European policy forum on diabetes advising the European Union (EU). His involvement in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK has been extensive, sitting on the advisory NICE Health Technology Appraisal Committee between 2009 and 2015. He is on the Expert Advisory Committee of Commission of Human Medicine, advising the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on new Medicinal agents.

He is involved in several international projects including the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Policy Forum on Diabetes, Strategy for Commonwealth to guide ministers at a United Nations (UN) summit, Chair of the International advisory board for the ORNATE project India of MRC, member of UK Foreign and commonwealth office Scientific trade delegation among others. He is recipient of several national and international awards including the prestigious South Asian Health Foundation UK Lifetime Achievement Award.

Duality of Interest: None declared
Date: Spring 2023