Professor Jonathan Pinkney
Professor of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
Jon Pinkney is Professor of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentisty, University of Plymouth, and Honorary Consultant Physician in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Weight Management at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. He undertook speciality training at University College London and the University of Bristol, and was Wellcome Travelling Fellow at Pennington Research Centre, Louisiana State University. He held Senior Lecturerships at the University of Liverpool and Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentisty before taking up his present post in 2010.
His clinical interests include all general adult endocrinology and diabetes, within which he has special interests in hypothalamic and pituitary endocrinology, obesity and bariatric surgery, reproductive endocrinology transitional care of children, and inherited endocrine tumour syndromes such as MEN. His outreach activities have included work for the Pituitary Foundation, and support of pituitary and endocrine patients. He has longstandng interests in the treatment of obesity and has been at the forefront of effort to improve the recognition of obesity as an important and treatable clinical problem.
His portfolio of research interests include both biomedical and health services research on aspects of obesity, its environmental and molecular origins, its metabolic and social complications, the impact of obesity on people with diabetes and other endocrine conditions, and developing new approaches to treatment. He writes and speaks widely on these subjects. Current research activities include leading an NIHR programme grant investigating group-based behavioural treatment for severe obesity (Progroup), and Earlybird Study which is a longstanding cohort study of children designed to identify early predictors of obesity and metabolic disease in adults.
BSc (hons) 2:1 University of London King's College, 1982.
MB BS University of London, 1985.
MD University College London, 1997.
Royal College of Physicians (Fellow)
Association for the Study of Obesity
Roles on external bodies
Association for the Study of Obesity (Trustee)
Pituitary Foundation (Medical Committee Member)
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