Professor Kamlesh Khunti

University of Leicester

Kamlesh Khunti is Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester, UK. He has led a programme of work during the COVID-19 pandemic and is a member of UK Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and Chair of the SAGE Ethnicity Sub-panel.
Professor Khunti is also Director of the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in Applied Research Collaborations (ARC) East Midlands, Director of Centre for Ethnic Health Research and Director of The Real World Evidence Unit. He has published over 1100 peer-reviewed articles. He is also Honorary Visiting Professorial Fellow with Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne.
He is named as Top T2 diabetes researcher globally by Expertscape. He has won numerous awards nationally and internationally, including ‘Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Award for Excellence in Medical Research, India’, ‘Primary Care Diabetes Society Lifetime Achievement Award’, ‘Diabetes Philippines Augusto D. Litonjua Endowed Lecture Award’, ‘Primary Care Diabetes Europe Paul Cromme Award’.
He was awarded the CBE in the 2022 New Year’s Honour’s List for services to health.