|Dr Adrian Heald is a Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Leighton and Macclesfield Hospitals, Cheshire as well as being an Approved Clinician in Psychiatry. He is a Research Fellow at Manchester University and Visiting Tutor at St. Peters College, Oxford.Adrian obtained his Medicine degree from St Peter’s College, Oxford and trained at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He then moved to Manchester, where he qualified in Psychiatry, before returning to work in general medicine, specializing in diabetes / endocrinology. Adrian is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Physicians, and was awarded a DM Thesis by Oxford University in 2005.
With an area of research that is predominantly focused on the impact of insulin resistance and the insulin-like growth factor system on diabetes and coronary disease risk, Adrian has published numerous peer reviewed papers on topics relating to metabolic influences and abnormalities, now also including work on the impact of epigenetics on CVD risk in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. A particular current focus of his work is looking at ways that the physical health outcomes for people with SMI can be improved through lifestyle intervention and targeted pharmacotherapy.
Adrian has worked with GGI since 2008. Particular areas of his work with GGI are in better sharing of information and more integrated working between primary and secondary care, the application of technology to enhance long term condition management and providing guidance to CCGs on diabetes service configuration.