Professor Simon Heller

Professor Simon Heller is Professor of Clinical Diabetes at the University of Sheffield, Director of Research and Development and Honorary Consultant Physician at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust.

He trained at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham and undertook his research training at the University of Nottingham and Washington University, USA. From 2000-2005 he was Editor of Diabetic Medicine. He is currently the NIHR Clinical Research Network National Lead for Diabetes and an NIHR Senior Investigator Emeritus. 

Prof Heller’s current research interests include the pathophysiological responses to hypoglycaemia and hypoglycaemia unawareness and the use of insulin analogues and other technologies to reduce hypoglycaemia. He chaired the glucose control group of the ADVANCE trial and following this and the findings of the ACCORD trial which showed increased mortality his group have been exploring the potential contribution and mechanisms of hypoglycaemia to cardiovascular mortality, 

He is currently Chair of the EASD International Hypoglycaemia Study Group. He also conducts research programmes concerned with developing interventions (including the DAFNE intervention) to encourage more effective diabetes self-management. 

Prof Heller has authored over 250 original research articles and reviews.