Professor Emeritus David Matthews

Professor of Diabetic Medicine; Consultant Physician; Fellow of Harris Manchester College


Professor Matthews’ research focuses on type 2 diabetes, including mathematical modelling of insulin resistance and the analysis of pulsatile insulin (and other hormones, especially Growth Hormone) using time-series analysis.

He is deputy co-ordinator and member of the Executive and Policy Advisory Committees of the UK Prospective Study of Diabetes (UKPDS) and founder member of the Oxford Health Alliance, a multiple stakeholder collaboration to address and prevent chronic illness. He is also co-director of National Diabetes Research Network (URDRN) which is managed jointly by Imperial College London and Oxford University. 


  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic complications
  • Insulin resistance
  • Epidemic chronic disease
  • Mathematical modelling