Professor appointed Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Journal
Professor Rhys Williams, Dean of the School of Medicine, Swansea University, has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Primary Care Diabetes as of July, 2008.
Professor Williams takes over from Professor Guy Rutten (Utrecht, The Netherlands) who has been acting as Editor-in-Chief since the journal’s launch in 2007. Primary Care Diabetes is the official journal of Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE).
"I am very much looking forward to continuing the work of establishing Primary Care Diabetes as an important journal for health professionals involved in the day-to-day care of people with diabetes", commented Professor Williams.
Eugene Hughes, Chairman of PCDE, welcomed the appointment. “It is a great honour to have someone as distinguished as Rhys Williams taking over as Editor-in-Chief of the journal. We will aim to build on the solid foundation, and international reputation that has been created since the launch,” he said.
Professor Williams is also Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the School of Medicine. His main research interests relate to diabetes epidemiology, the provision of health care to people with diabetes and related long-term conditions, the epidemiology of the metabolic syndrome and the monitoring and prevention of childhood obesity. He is a member of Diabetes UK’s Advisory Council, Chair of its Wales Advisory Council and was, until recently, a Vice President of the International Diabetes Federation. He is a member of IDF’s Prevention Task Force and of its Diabetes Atlas Editorial Board. He is also a visiting consultant to the World Health Organization, Geneva.