Richard I. G. HoltMA, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCP, FHEA
Professor Richard Holt is Professor in Diabetes and Endocrinology within Medicine at the University of Southampton.Richard Holt trained at the University of Cambridge and the London Hospital Medical College. He undertook his post-graduate training in diabetes and endocrinology in the South East Thames Region.
While a Medical Research Council Clinical Training Fellow, he completed a PhD on the growth hormone – insulin-like growth factor axis in childhood liver disease. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology & Metabolism at the University of Southampton in May 2000, was promoted to Reader in March 2006 and became Professor in Diabetes and Endocrinology in September 2008.
Richard’s current research interests are broadly focussed around clinical diabetes and endocrinology. These encompass studies of the relationship between mental illness on diabetes and the psychosocial aspects of diabetes. Richard also has interests in the physiology of GH and has worked to develop a test for GH abuse in sport.
Richard’s clinical responsibilities include the diabetes and pregnancy clinic, young adult diabetes clinic and the cystic fibrosis related diabetes service. He is the immediate past Chair of the Council of Health Care Professionals of Diabetes UK.