Professor Andrew Hattersley
Professor of Molecular Medicine & Consultant Physician


Andrew Hattersley is an outstanding clinical scientist, who is distinguished for his contributions to the understanding of the genetics of diabetes and the application of that knowledge to clinical practice.

He set up and currently heads the premier international research team working on monogenic diabetes and co-leads the UK research effort into the genetics of type 2 diabetes. He continues to work as a consultant physician in diabetes while at the same time leading a large research team. His research combines state-of-the-art molecular genetics with physiological and clinical investigations in patients. He uses the accidents of nature that cause monogenic diabetes to understand the critical role of the gene product in man, in a similar fashion to many laboratory scientists who study knockout animals. A key theme of his approach is that his scientific discoveries are rapidly and effectively translated into improvements in clinical care.


  • 1998 - Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
  • 1997 - D.M. Oxford University “The genetics of Type 2 diabetes”
  • 1984 - BM BCh Oxford University (Postgraduate Medical Prize)
  • 1981 - B.A. Cambridge University (2:1 Medical Sciences), UK

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BuildingMedical School Building
AddressMedical School Building
St Luke’s Campus
Magdalen Road

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