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Professor Sudhesh Kumar OBE, MD FRCP FRCPath

Job Title
WMS - Dean's Office and Professional Support Services
024 765 74869
Research Interests
  1. Pathogenesis of obesity driven diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. My group uses multi-method approaches that integrates clinical and laboratory-based studies to elucidate the molecular basis of obesity-driven diabetes and aims to determine the molecular basis of the link between adiposity and its metabolic and cardiovascular complications.
  2. The molecular basis of obesity and body fat distribution, investigating control of energy metabolism and factors regulating the distribution of body fat in different adipose tissue depots.
  3. Novel approaches to the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes incorporating new behavioural, dietary and pharmacological approaches, including early intervention to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Professor Sudhesh Kumar is Dean of the Warwick Medical School at University of Warwick. In addition to these roles, he is also a member of the Coventry & Rugby Health and Wellbeing Board, and the Medical Schools Council. He is a clinical endocrinologist by background with 22 years experience as a Consultant Physician in the NHS. His research interest is obesity and its complications, particularly Type 2 diabetes. His interests include developing novel approaches to managing obesity and diabetes that has helped to transform and improve patient care and treatment. He has published over 240 papers and 6 books on these subjects.

  • Saravanan, Ponnusamy, Patel, Vinod, O'Hare, J., Kumar, Sudhesh, 2016. Integrated diabetes care : Coventry and Warwickshire approach. In Simmons, David; Wenzel , Helmut; Zgibor , Janice C. (eds.), Integrated Diabetes Care : A Multidisciplinary Approach, Heidelberg, Springer International Publishing, pp. 147-168
  • Holt, Tim A., Kumar, Sudhesh, 2010. ABC of diabetes. Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ, Wiley-Blackwell/BMJ
  • O'Hare, J. Paul, Raymond, Neil T., Bush, K., Ford-Adams, M., Kumar, Sudhesh, 2009. Diabetic retinopathy. In Khunti, Kamlesh; Kumar, Sudhesh; Brodie, Jo (eds.), Diabetes UK and South Asian Health Foundation recommendations on diabetes research priorities for British South Asians, London, Diabetes UK, pp. 98-102
  • Randeva, Harpal S., Clarke, Margaret, Kumar, Sudhesh, 2005. Therapeutic strategies for insulin resistance. In Kumar, Sudhesh; O'Rahilly, Stephen (eds.), Insulin resistance : insulin action and its disturbances in disease, Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, N.J, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, pp. 535-560
  • McTernan, P. G. (Philip G.), Kumar, Sudhesh, 2004. The link between obesity and diabetes. Barnett, A. H.; 1951- ;, (Anthony H.); Kumar, Sudhesh (eds.), Obesity and diabetes, Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, NJ, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Barnett, A. H., Kumar, Sudhesh, 2004. Obesity and diabetes. Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons
Title Funder Award start Award end
A Federated Collaborative Care Cure Cloud Architecture for Addressing the Needs of Multi-morbidity and Managing Poly-pharmacy (C3-Cloud) European Commission 01 May 2016 31 Aug 2020
Liraglutide in PCOS (LIPOS) Study: Evaluation of Liraglutide on Menstrual Cyclicity in Women with PCOS A Prospective, Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Novo Nordisk Ltd 01 Oct 2012 31 Dec 2016
West Midlands AHSN Digital Theme Research Programme (WM Query Tool, CURe, WIN and Patient Feedback) National Health Service 01 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2015
RCF Strategic Research Partnership Project University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust 01 Dec 2013 30 Nov 2015
TRANSFoRm: Translational Research and Patient Safety in Europe European Commission 01 Nov 2013 30 Nov 2015
Novo Nordisk Collaboration Agreement Novo Nordisk Bioindustries UK Ltd 01 Oct 2005 30 Sep 2015
Caring for a Child with Type 1 Diabetes: a Qualitative Investigation of Parents Experiences and Views Chief Scientist Office 12 Feb 2014 11 Feb 2015
Capital virement for Whole Body Calorimeter and associated equipment University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust 30 Aug 2011 31 Jul 2012
The Role of Adipose Tissue in Obesity: Beta Cell Crosstalk (ADIBET). European Commission 01 Jun 2008 31 May 2012
Dietary Activators of antioxidant response element-linked gene expression for good vascular health BBSRC 01 Oct 2008 30 Sep 2011
Metabolic endotoxinaemia and inflammation in the pathogenesis of obesity associated diabetes AstraZeneca UK Limited 01 Oct 2008 30 Sep 2010
Regulation of RAS by insulin and TNFa in human adipocytes British Heart Foundation 01 Oct 2007 30 Sep 2010
Evaluation of Intermediate care clinics for Diabetes Department of Health 01 May 2007 30 Apr 2010
Evaluation of the Intermediate Care Clinics for Diabetes University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust 01 Apr 2008 31 Mar 2010
Warwick RCUK Academic Fellowships Proposal EPSRC 01 Oct 2004 30 Sep 2009
Warwick RCUK Academic Fellowships Proposal EPSRC 01 Oct 2004 30 Sep 2009
The molecular mechanisms and potential therapeutic treatment for obesity associated cardiovascular disease, hypertension and inflammation British Medical Association 01 Sep 2006 31 Aug 2008
Coventry Cardiovascular Disease Intervention Study Diabetes Endocrine and Immersion Research Trust 01 May 2007 31 Jul 2008
Insulin resistance, adverse metabolic profile and premature ageing in type 2 diabetic patients. The Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation 01 Jun 2006 31 May 2008
The role of reduced fitness in CVD risk in South Asian Children British Heart Foundation 01 Jun 2005 31 May 2008
Relationship of Morbid Obesity to Requirement for Care and Help with Mobility Department for Work and Pensions 01 Dec 2007 31 Mar 2008
Albert Renold Fellowship - Dr Ioannis Kyrou, Travel Grant European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) 01 Oct 2007 31 Dec 2007
Adiponectin as a Peripheral and central Metabolic Adipocytokine in Regulating Energy Homeostasis Dysregulated by Obesity and Diabetes Medical Research Fund of Warwick 01 Nov 2005 31 Oct 2007
Obesity and Sickness Absence: Differentials by age, ethnicity and occupational groups. Department for Work and Pensions 01 Sep 2006 31 Aug 2007
Assessing Premature Ageing and Metabolic Profile Invasion Type 2 Diabetic Patients. Eli Lilly and Co Limited 01 Apr 2006 31 Mar 2007
Diabetes UK research studentship Role of Resistin in Linking Obesity and Human Diabetes Diabetes UK 01 Oct 2003 30 Sep 2006
Defining the Molecular Mechanisms for Obesity Associated Hypertension and Inflammatory Disease Leading to Cardiovascular Pathology British Medical Association 01 Aug 2005 31 May 2006
Adipose tissue, inflammation and diabetes Diabetes Endocrine and Immersion Research Trust 01 Dec 2004 30 Nov 2005
Post-Doctoral Funding for Dr Alison Harte GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development Ltd 01 Sep 2003 31 Aug 2005
Dunhill Research Fellowship - Dr Philip McTernan Dunhill Medical Trust 01 Sep 2003 30 Apr 2005