Michael LeanMA, MB, BChir, FRCP (Edinb), FRCPS
Mike Lean MA, MB, BChir, FRCP (Edinb), FRCPS (Glasgow) holds the chair of Human Nutrition, based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where he is also a consultant physician with NHS responsibilities for an acute medical ward and emergency receiving duties. His primary training was in Medicine, completing a Cambridge MA degree in History and Philosophy of Science. Medical undergraduate training was at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and postgraduate training mainly in Aberdeen and Cambridge.
He received research training as an MRC Clinical Scientist for 4 years at the MRC and University of Cambridge Dunn Nutrition Laboratories, and on a Leverhulme Scholarship to the University of Colorado in Denver, in 2003. He has held Visiting and Adjunct Professorships at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and at the University of Otago, New Zealand (currently). He has been a non-executive director of the Health Education Board of Scotland for 8 years and chaired the Food Standards Agency Advisory Committee on Research. He was awarded the Rank Nutrition Lectureship by Diabetes UK in 2013, and the Tenovus Medal in 2017.