The Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, headed by Professor Waljit Dhillo, comprises of three academic sections focusing on research in Endocrinology, Metabolic Medicine, Diabetes and Cell Biology.

This unites our strengths in cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and pathology producing a genuinely translational medicine approach which is thoroughly integrated with the Imperial College Academic Health Sciences Centre.

’We have a world-leading reputation for delivering truly translational research in the field of metabolic and endocrine diseases"

Professor Waljit Dhillo

Head of Division

The Division has an international reputation for excellence in both basic and clinical research. It collaborates extensively within College making use of expertise in the faculties of Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, and Life Sciences. In addition, the Division maintains both national and international collaborations, and actively participates in several international consortium-based research projects. Facilities used by the Division are World-leading and include the £10m Wellcome Trust/NIHR clinical research facility, and the Imanova Centre for Imaging Sciences. Several groups in the Division have also worked with the Imperial College Business School and Imperial Innovations to market their research and establish spin-off companies.

As the Division continues to expand on its international influence, employment opportunities for the most talented individuals are always available.

Head of Division - Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Areas of Study

The Division is split into three Sections, each containing a number of principle-investigator-led research groups. Explore the sections listed below for further information.

Prof Walhit dhillo in lab

Division leadership

Head of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Waljit Dhillo is a Professor in Endocrinology & Metabolism, Consultant Endocrinologist and an NIHR Research Professor. He completed his medical training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1994. Professor Dhillo’s research investigates novel aspects of endocrine control of obesity and reproductive function. Professor Dhillo is passionate about supporting clinical academic training. He has been Head of training for all Imperial College Academic Clinical Fellows and Clinical Lecturers (since 2005). 

Further information on Professor Dhillo