Professor Jeffrey W Stephens (BSc, MB BS, PhD, FRCP) qualified in Medicine from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (Imperial College), London in 1994. He undertook specialist training in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Internal Medicine throughout Central London. Between 2001-2004 he undertook a PhD in Genetics based at the Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics within the School of Medicine at University College London. This was supported by a Diabetes UK Clinical Training Fellowship. He returned to Wales in 2005 to take up the post of Senior Clinical Lecturer and subsequently Reader in the College of Medicine at Swansea University. He is currently a full Professor of Medicine (Diabetes & Metabolism) based at the Institute of Life Sciences at Swansea University and a Consultant Physician in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Internal Medicine at Morriston Hospital, Swansea. He is actively involved in both teaching and research and continues as a practicing physician in diabetes, endocrinology and general medicine. Current research interests include type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and exercise in patients with type 1 diabetes. He is also actively involved in phase 2 and 3 international pharmacological clinical trials. He has >100 peer reviewed publications. He has extensive teaching experience at medical undergraduate and postgraduate level and also with allied medical specialities. He is also a member of the Council of Healthcare Professionals for Diabetes UK and Assistant Medical Director for Research & Development within ABMU Health board. He has previously held positions as Associate Dean for Academic Careers Support within the Wales Deanery, Royal College of Physicians Tutor and Postgraduate Organiser for Morriston Hospital, Swansea.

Areas of Expertise

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Obesity
  • Genetics
  • Inflammation
  • Oxidative stress
  • Clinical trials
  • Clinical Medicine (Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • General Medicine)

Publications

  1. & Bariatric Surgery Is Accompanied by Changes in Extracellular Vesicle-Associated and Plasma Fatty Acid Binding Protein 4. Obesity Surgery
  2. & Temporal Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Predicted 10-Year and Lifetime Cardiovascular Risk at 1 Month, 6 Months, and 5 Years Following Surgery: A Pilot Study. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders 15(3), 130-136.
  3. & Dapagliflozin and renal function. Re: Diabetes and kidney disease: the role of sodium–glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) and SGLT-2 inhibitors in modifying disease outcomes. Mende CW. Curr Med Res Opin 2017;33:541-551. Current Medical Research and Opinion, 1-2.
  4. & Obesity-related hypogonadism: a reversible condition. BMJ Case Reports, bcr-2017-220416
  5. & A pilot service-evaluation examining change in HbA1c related to the prescription of internet-based education films for type 2 diabetes. Primary Care Diabetes 11(3), 305-308.

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Teaching

  • PM-300 Medical Genetics

    The course is designed to provide an advanced study of the identification of human genes and the determination of the influence of human genes upon disease and health status. Gene identification provides targets for the development of new pharmaceuticals and the range of variation present in the population.

Supervision

  • Is HbA1c an accurate measure of blood glucose control in people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes? (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
    Other supervisor: Prof Stephen Luzio
  • Assessment of functional capacity and its association to perioperative stress evaluated via glycaemic and cardio-vascular variability – a pilot study (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Bracken
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
  • The role of novel coagulation biomarkers in quantifying abnormal clot structure in ischemic heart disease and their clinical applicability (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Adrian Evans
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
  • Ghrelin mediated lipid retention and insulin resistance in human visceral adipose tissue (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Sarah Prior
    Other supervisor: Dr Jeffrey Davies
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Laura Wilkinson
    Other supervisor: Prof Michelle Lee
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
  • 'Temporal Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Cardiovascular Risk, Glucose Metabolism and Inflammation at 5 years Follow-Up' (current)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
    Other supervisor: Prof Steve Bain