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.