David Matthews


Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of Oxford
Churchill Hospital

Professor of Diabetes & Chairman, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

David is currently investigating the inter-relationships between insulin resistance and beta cell function, as well as the effects of a low carbohydrate diet in people with and without type 2 diabetes.

He jointly leads the Diabetes Clinical Research Group, which undertakes a variety of physiological, clinical and applied diabetes research in OCDEM.

He is involved with the Oxford Health alliance which addresses the global agenda of chronic disease, specially recognising that there are three modifiable lifestyle aspects (diet, physical activity and smoking) which contribute to four major health problems (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers) that are in turn responsible for 50% of world mortality.


Recent Relevant Publications: 

Daar AS, Singer PA, Persad DL, Pramming SK, Matthews DR, Beaglehole R, Bernstein A, Borysiewicz LK,Colagiuri S, Ganguly N, Glass RI, Finegood DT, Koplan J, Nabel EG, Sarna G, Sarrafzadegan N, Smith R, Yach D, Bell J Grand Challenges in chronic non-communicble diseases.

Nature 2007 Nov. 22; 450 (7169): 494-6.

Kathleen O’Connor Duffany, Diane T. Finegood, David R Matthews, Martin McKee, K. M.  Venkat Narayan, Pekka Puska, Karen Siegel, Denise Stevens, Fiona Wong, Mark Woodward, Derek Yach Community Interventions for Health (CIH): A novel approach to tackling the worldwide epidemic of chronic diseases CVD Prevention and Control (2011) 6, 47-56

Matthews DR, Matthews PC.

Banting Memorial Lecture: reply from Matthews and Matthews. Type 2 diabetes as an 'infectious'disease: is this the Black Death of the 21st century?

Diabet Med. 2011 Jul;28(7):880.

Inzucchi SE, Bergenstal RM, Buse JB, Diamant M, ferrannini E, Nauck M, Peters AL,  Tsapas A, Wender R, Matthews DR Management of hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes: a patient-centered approach.  Postion statement of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Diabetologia (2012) 55:1577–1596