Prof. Wasim Hanif is a Professor of `, Consultant Physician, & Head of Service in diabetes at University Hospital Birmingham. He is a Hon. Professor of Medicine at the University of Warwick. He is the Board Member of Centre for Diabetes Endocrine & Metabolism, University of Birmingham & Clinical Advisory Group lead for research in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Institute of Translation Medicine, Birmingham.
He is a visiting Professor at Birmingham City University and Medical Director of Advanced Diabetes Course. He is an eminent authority on Diabetes, Obesity, and Ethnic health. He works with several national bodies and professional groups in the UK. He has been involved with major research projects in diabetes and has published widely.
He was selected for the Kings Fund Leadership Programme in Diabetes. His research interest includes diabetic kidney disease, diabetes prevention, diabetes, and CV disease, and management of diabetes in Ramadan, obesity, ethnicity, and tackling health inequalities. He is a well known authority on real-world evidence working on big data with a dedicated bioinformatics team. He is involved as a chief and principal investigator in several international multi-center trials and was instrumental in setting up UKADS (the United Kingdom Asian Diabetes Study).
Prof. Hanif has been involved at a parliamentary level to advise the government on issues relating to Diabetes and ethnic health. He is the Chair of the Diabetes Working Group of the world-recognized South Asian Health Foundation (SAHF). Prof. Hanif is a member of the Parliamentary and Stakeholder Diabetes Think Tank advising the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes.
He is a member European policy forum on diabetes advising the EU. His involvement in NICE has been extensive, sitting on the advisory NICE Health Technology Appraisal Committee between 2009 and 2015. He is on the Expert Advisory Committee of Commission of Human Medicine, advising MHRA on new Medicinal agents.
He is on the Board of Governors as a Trustee of Diabetes UK. He is involved in several international projects, that include, IDF WHO Global Policy Forum on Diabetes, Strategy for Commonwealth to guide ministers at UN summit, Chair International India advisory board for an ORNATE project of MRC, UK Foreign & commonwealth office Scientific trade delegation and committee to India.