Professor Jeffrey Stephens
Personal Chair
Medicine
Telephone: (01792) 602208
Room: Office - 124
Ground Floor
Grove Building
Singleton Campus

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. & Investigation and treatment of hyponatraemia in hospital patients. Internal Medicine Journal 48(11), 1416-1417.
  2. Subclinical Hyperthyroidism. New England Journal of Medicine 379(15), 1483-1486.
  3. & Hypophosphataemia: an important cause of collapse. BMJ Case Reports, bcr-2018-225821
  4. & Real-world clinical experience of Xultophy in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes in a secondary care clinic. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews 12(6), 1079-1082.
  5. & PHACOEMULSIFICATION CATARACT SURGERY WITH PROPHYLACTIC INTRAVITREAL BEVACIZUMAB FOR PATIENTS WITH COEXISTING DIABETIC RETINOPATHY. Retina, 1

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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.

  • PMDM02 Diabetes Management I

    This core module is delivered primarily as a 5-day residential that aims to develop the students¿ knowledge of the available pharmaceutical treatments for diabetes. It will explore all aspects of current pharmaceutical regimes from oral medications through injectables to basic pump technologies. This will enable the students to not only have the opportunity to see and handle these pharmaceuticals, but also appreciate the wider context of medication planning and progression of the disease. The module will be delivered primarily on campus (5-day residential) with extra online content, and both in situ and online assessments.

Supervision

  • Characterisation of incipient clot microstructure properties in coronary artery disease using advanced rheological techniques (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
    Other supervisor: Prof Adrian Evans
  • Association of glucose variability with HbA1c, medication changes and responder status to the self-monitoring of blood glucose. (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Stephen Luzio
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Dr Daniel Obaid
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
  • Understanding the psychological journey of patients undergoing weight loss surgery. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
    Other supervisor: Prof Michelle Lee
    Other supervisor: Dr Laura Wilkinson
  • Faecal microbiota transplantation in the management of obesity and type two diabetes mellitus (current)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Prof Stephen Luzio
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
  • Prevention of major amputations secondary to diabetic foot disease (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Laura Wilkinson
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
  • A randomised controlled trial of the effects of a supervised 7-week interval walking intervention on anthropometric, cardio-respiratory, metabolic and glucoregulatory variables in obese individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus. (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Bracken
  • 'Temporal Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Cardiovascular Risk, Glucose Metabolism and Inflammation at 5 years Follow-Up' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Prof Steve Bain
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
  • 'Acyl-ghrelin mediated lipid retention and inflammation within in vitro and ex vivo adipose depots' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Stephens
    Other supervisor: Dr Jeffrey Davies
    Other supervisor: Dr Sarah Prior