Pearson, Ewan

Professor of Diabetic Medicine, Professor

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Ewan Pearson is Professor of Diabetic Medicine at the University of Dundee, Adjunct Professor at the University of Lund, Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh, and Honorary Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Dundee.   Ewan is an Associate Director for the BHF Data Science Centre, where he leads the Diabetes Data Catalyst.

Ewan obtained his medical degree from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, UK.  He undertook a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training fellowship with Prof Andrew Hattersley at the University of Exeter Medical School, UK and completed his PhD in the physiology and treatment of monogenic diabetes. He then moved to Dundee where he was supported by a Chief Scientist Office Clinician Scientist fellowship and then by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award. Over the last ten years in Dundee his research interests have been in the phenotypic and genotypic determinants of drug response in diabetes, and in stratified approaches to the management of diabetes.  He leads the IMI-DIRECT project on stratification in type 2 diabetes and is WP lead for the IMI-SOPHIA project on obesity outcomes.  Ewan also leads the recently awarded £2.8M iDiabetes programme - to implement precision diabetes care in Tayside.  Ewan is co-chair of the Wellcome Early Career Awards Committee.

Ewan has been awarded the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Croom Lecture, an EASD Rising Star award, the Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Lecture, the EASD Minkowski Award, and the Diabetes UK Dorothy Hodgkin Lecture for his work in these areas.  In 2022 Ewan was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, The physiology and treatment of monogenic diabetes, Peninsula Medical School

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005

Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

Bachelor of Medicine, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 1995

Bachelor of Arts, Part 1a & 1b Medical Science. Part 2 Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 1993

External positions

Guest Professor, Lund University

1 Feb 2021 → …

Visiting Professor, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Visiting Professor, University of Edinburgh


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