Dr Natalie Darko

Associate Professor of Health Inequalities, Leicester National Institute of Health Research, UK

Dr Natalie Darko is an Associate Professor at the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre at De Montfort University. Natalie is an experienced academic and researcher and has been working in higher education for over 15 years, leading on national and international research exploring health, ethnicity, race, equity and inequality.

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Michael Brown, Head of Education and Media and Publishing, CDE

Michael Brown

Head of Education and Media and Publishing, CDE, South Africa

Michael has worked at the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE) in South Africa since 1996. As Head of Education and Media and Publishing, Michael has developed, managed and facilitated the delivery of many diabetes courses to health professionals and people with diabetes and participated in the clinical aspects of the administration of over 200 CDE Centres of Diabetes Excellence nationally.

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Ruth Jordan

Lead for Spread and Scale, Dragon's Heart Institute, UK

Ruth is a quality improvement specialist with over 20 years of experience in the South Wales health system. She started her career as a physiotherapist, but has since transitioned to managing major improvement and transformation programmes across a wide range of service areas.

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David Cavan

Consultant Endocrinologist, Educator and Author, Poole Hospital, UK

Dr David Cavan MD, FRCP is a Consultant Endocrinologist who worked for many years at the Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine centre, one of the leading diabetes centres in the UK.

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Dr Michael Olamoyegun

Endocrinologist, Lautech Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

Michael A. Olamoyegun is a Physician, Endocrinologist, Epidemiologist & Pharmacologist who is currently a university lecturer and a consultant physician/endocrinologist & diabetologist where he is currently the head, Department of Medicine at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) & LAUTECH Teaching Hospital (LTH) both in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.

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Dr Glennis Williams

GP, Chiswick Primary Care Network, UK

Dr Williams is a GP with specialist interest in Medical Education, Research, Minor Surgery, Family planning and Diabetes for over 20 years. She has been involved in the delivery of Diabetes care at Primary, Secondary and Community teams in the London Borough of Hounslow.

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Dr Olubiyi Adesina

Consultant Diabetologist and Endocrinologist, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Dr Olubiyi Adesina is an endocrinologist, a former columnist at the Sunday Sun newspaper and the Chairman of the Diabetes Association of Nigeria (Ogun State Chapter).

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Simiso Ntuli

Head of Podiatry Department, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Simiso Ntuli heads the only Podiatry Department in Africa, at the University of Johannesburg, and practices podiatry part-time. 

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Dr Moji Akinsola

Consultant physician specialising in diabetes and endocrinology, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Dr Moji Akinsola is a consultant physician, specialising in diabetes and endocrinology since 2002 and was the clinical lead for diabetes in pregnancy at Wexham Park Hospital, Berkshire between 2004 and 2016.

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Adamma Okwu

Diabetes Specialist Nurse, NHS Ealing, UK

Adamma Okwu is a diabetes specialist nurse and an independent nurse prescriber who works with Diabetes Integrated Care Ealing. Adamma worked with the Hillingdon Diabetes team before moving over to Ealing in 2014.

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Olufemi Fasanmade

President, Endocrine and Metabolism Society of Nigeria, Nigeria

Olufemi Fasanmade is a Professor in the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is also the Unit Head of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism division at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and recently completed a 4-year tenure as the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of LUTH.

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Dr Ronald Kelechi Ikpe

General Practitioner and Healthcare Entrepreneur, MRI Medic and MRI Media, UK

Dr. Ronald Kelechi Ikpe (Dr. Ron) is a physician and an entrepreneurial healthcare professional with broad range expertise gained from research, clinical services, communications, event management, and health marketing.

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Charles Odiase

Consultant Pharmacist, Chair of the Diabetes UK Primary Care Course, UK

Charles is a member of the Herts Valley clinical commissioning group diabetes clinical forum. He is a Life and Medical Sciences visiting lecturer at Hertfordshire University and provides primary care practice based experience training to the school of pharmacy undergraduate students.

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Andrew Xia

Founder of AIX Consultancy, UK

Andrew has over 15 years experience across industry and consulting roles including general management, business development, pricing, market access, health economics, pre-clinical research, clinical development, computer programming, real-world evidence and value communication.

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Dr Felicia Anumah

Consultant Physician Endocrinologist, College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja, Nigeria

Dr. Felicia Anumah graduated with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) College of Medicine from University of Sokoto, Sokoto and a Fellow of the Medical College in Physicians Fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College in Internal Medicine (Endocrinology Subspecialty) FMCP, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.

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Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE

Consultant Urological Surgeon, St Bartholomew's Hospital, UK

Professor Francis Chinegwundoh MBE has received expert training in London and the West Midlands, as well as international training from the USA. He has a breadth of knowledge in urology, allowing him to treat emergency and elective urology patients.

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Dr Afokoghene Isiavwe

Medical Director, Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, Nigeria

Dr Afokoghene Isiavwe is an Endocrinologist & Diabetologist, with over 26 years’ experience in the medical field. She is the founding partner of Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre Lagos, a multi-specialty private hospital and a referral centre for diabetes and endocrinology.

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Dr Toseef Din

CEO of MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya

Dr Toseef Din is the CEO of MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. She is an accomplished management professional with extensive experience of over 16 years, 9 years of which are in healthcare management at the MP Shah Hospital.

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Nadia Dembskey

Chairperson, Podiatry Association of South Africa

Nadia runs a private podiatry practice near Johannesburg, South Africa<br /> since 2012. She obtained both her B. Tech. Podiatry (2011) and M. Tech.<br /> Podiatry degrees (2019) at the University of Johannesburg. She has an<br /> interest in trauma, surgery, wound healing and diabetology.

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Tshidi Mbonani

Podiatrist, South Africa

Malehlohonolo Tshidi Mbonani is a qualified podiatrist with a B-tech degree from the University of Johannesburg. She has extensive experience in general podiatric care, management of diabetic foot complications and wound care.

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Betty Okere, Excise Healthcare

Betty Okere

Registered clinical nutritionist, Excise Healthcare, Kenya

Beatrice (Betty) Okere is a registered clinical nutritionist and a diabetes educator with over 10 years experience in Public health, Nutrition, and Advocacy.

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Dr Hakeem Adejumo

Founder, Nigeria Diabetes Online Community, Nigeria

Dr Olamide (Hakeem) Adejumo (MBBS) is a general practitioner and one of Africa’s original voices on the prevention and care of diabetes with other related non-communicable diseases on social media.

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