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Professor J W Stephens

Professor Jeffrey Stephens

Personal Chair, Medicine

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+44 (0) 1792 602208

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Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Office - 124
Ground Floor
Grove Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Professor Jeff Stephens (BSc, MB BS, PhD, FRCP, FAcadMEd, FHEA) qualified in Medicine from 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 at University College London, which was supported by a Diabetes UK Clinical Training Fellowship. He returned to Wales in 2005 to take up the post of Senior Clinical Lecturer in Swansea University Medical School. He is currently Clinical Professor of Diabetes based 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. He has held roles as Assistant Medical Director for Medical Education within ABMU Health Board and Associate Dean for Academic Careers within the Wales Deanery. He is also a member of the Diabetes UK Committee of Healthcare Professionals and Chair of the Diabetes UK Professional Conference Organising Committee for 2020 and 2021. He has over 170 peer-reviewed publications. 

Areas Of Expertise

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

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Professor Stephens is a module lead for the Diabetes Practice MSc at Swansea. He also contributes to teaching on the Graduate Entry Medicine, Physician Assistant and Genetics programmes. 



Professor Stephens’s research focus has been on Obesity, Cardiovascular disease & Diabetes (genetics, biochemistry, fat biology, clinical sciences) & phase 3 clinical trials. Previous work focussed on improving cardiovascular risk in Type 2 Diabetes & the role of gene-environment interaction. His work has led to >170 peer reviewed publications including the Lancet, JAMA, Diabetes Care and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 

Award Highlights

2018 Royal College of Physicians and Society of Physicians in Wales joint annual update in acute and general internal medicine. 

2018 NHS Wales Awards, finalist. Promoting clinical research and application to practice.





University College London 

University of Liverpool 

Swansea Bay University Health Board 

Hywel Dda University Health Board 

Cardiff University