Professor Jeffrey W Stephens (BSc, MB BS, PhD, FRCP) qualified in Medicine from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (Imperial College), London in 1994. He undertook specialist training in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Internal Medicine throughout Central London. Between 2001-2004 he undertook a PhD in Genetics based at the Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics within the School of Medicine at University College London. This was supported by a Diabetes UK Clinical Training Fellowship. He returned to Wales in 2005 to take up the post of Senior Clinical Lecturer and subsequently Reader in the College of Medicine at Swansea University. He is currently a full Professor of Medicine (Diabetes & Metabolism) based at the Institute of Life Sciences at Swansea University and a Consultant Physician in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Internal Medicine at Morriston Hospital, Swansea. He is actively involved in both teaching and research and continues as a practicing physician in diabetes, endocrinology and general medicine. Current research interests include type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and exercise in patients with type 1 diabetes. He is also actively involved in phase 2 and 3 international pharmacological clinical trials. He has >100 peer reviewed publications. He has extensive teaching experience at medical undergraduate and postgraduate level and also with allied medical specialities. He is also a member of the Council of Healthcare Professionals for Diabetes UK and Assistant Medical Director for Research & Development within ABMU Health board. He has previously held positions as Associate Dean for Academic Careers Support within the Wales Deanery, Royal College of Physicians Tutor and Postgraduate Organiser for Morriston Hospital, Swansea.