Professor Clifford Bailey

Clifford Bailey

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Research interests

The Diabetes Research Group at Aston University studies the regulation of nutrient metabolism, the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus and obesity, and the development of new therapies. Specific interests include:

  • Pathogenesis and interventional approaches against insulin resistance
  • Discovery and development of agents to treat diabetes and obesity
  • Islet transplantation and therapeutic use of genetically modified insulin-releasing cells
  • Study design and evaluation of therapies for diabetes and obesity

Teaching Activity

I contribute to lectures and practical classes in physiology and lectures and workshops in clinical pharmacy.


Professor and Head of Diabetes Research, Aston University
Formerly Reader and Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, and Lecturer in Physiology, Aston University

1998 FRCP, Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
1996 FRCPath, Fellowship, Royal College of Pathologists

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • British Endocrine Society
  • British Pharmacological Society
  • Diabetes UK, Medical and Scientific Section
  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes
  • Founding member of EASD Islet Study Group
  • International Society of Diabetes & Vascular Disease
  • Royal College of Pathologists
  • Royal College of Physicians, Edinburg

Administrative Roles

Director Biomedical Sciences Research - Nutritional Biomedicine Research Group

Member of the Pharmacy and Biology Teaching Programmes

Member of research strand 'Mechanisms of age-related transitions' - Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing

Member of research strand: 'Technologies supporting healthy ageing' -  Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing


1995      Ciba Lecture prize in Clinical Biochemistry
1996     Citations in Who’s Who in Science (USA), Who’s Who in Medicine (USA)
2001      Howard Kolodny Lecture, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
2003      St. Andrew’s Symposium Lecture, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
2007      University of Bath, Pharmacy Centenary Lecture
2008      Fernandez-Cruz XXVII Memorial Symposium Lecturer
2012      American Diabetes Association, State-of-the-Art Lecturer
2013      The Lunar Society Medal
2014      Elsie Bertram Memorial Lecture, University of East Anglia
2015      Banting Memorial Lecturer 2015
2015      Royal Society of Biology Charter Lecturer
2016      Aston University Anniversary Chair

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