Professor Iskandar Idris


Professor Iskandar Idris is an Associate Professor in Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton Foundation Trust. Originally a Nottingham University graduate, he undertook his general medical training in West Midlands rotation in Birmingham (Health Care of the Elderly, Cardiology, Respiratory, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Oncology & Haematology) and completed his specialist training in 2004 within the Mid-Trent postgraduate deanery in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine. He was a lecturer at the Division of Vascular Medicine, University of Nottingham from 2000-2002, where he undertook a research on ‘Experimental Pharmacology of Endothelial Permeability and Insulin Resistance’ leading to a Doctor of Medicine degree.

Professor Idris is currently the Training Programme Director for Specialist Training in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the East Midlands postgraduate deanery and a Lead Physician within the East Midlands Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, a regional centre for Bariatric and Metabolic surgery, at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton Foundation Trust. He is also a member of the Association of Physician Specialising in Obesity UK (APSO-UK).


Professor Idris has ongoing academic and research interests in the field of therapeutic and nutritional aspects of obesity, muscle metabolism and vascular complications of diabetes. Within the University of Nottingham, he is Principal Investigator within the Medical Research Council (MRC)/ Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research and the Vascular Medicine Research group. He is also the Training Theme lead for Nottingham University National Institute of Health research (NIHR) Biomedical Research centre (BRC) in Musculoskeletal research. Since 2013, he has supervised 4 PhD students to completion and is supervising a further 5 PhD students – all in research areas pertaining to therapeutic, nutritional and exercise aspects of diabetes, obesity, vascular and metabolic complications. He has published widely in the field of diabetes, obesity pharmacology and vascular complications of diabetes (>50 peer reviewed publications in national and international journals, 6 book chapters and co-editors of 2 books in diabetes). He also lectures widely (locally and nationally) in this clinical and research area. He is the school of Medicine lead for pre-clinical medical student teaching in Diabetes and Endocrinology for the University of Nottingham.

Professor Idris’s profile in the University of Nottingham, including selected publications can be find at:



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