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Name Dr Rob Andrews
Job title Honorary Senior Lecturer
Department Bristol Medical School (THS) University of Bristol
Contact details This expert can be contacted via the University of Bristol Public Relations Office.

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work+44 (0)117 331 8092
Qualifications MB ChB, MRCP, PhD
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Diabetes UK
European Association for the Study of Diabetes
Society of Endrocrinology
American Endocrine society
Keywords diabetes
insulin resistance
bariatric surgery
Areas of expertise I am a Consultant Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol and an Honorary Consultant Physician at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

Half of my time is spent researching the role that exercise and diet can play in the prevention and management of the metabolic syndrome. This goes from the level of cell signalling through to clinical methods to help people improve their lifestyles. I am currently running a large community trial to look at the effect of diet and exercise over and above normal care in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes.

My clinical specialty is Endocrinology and Diabetes, in particular pituitary, endocrine hypertension, and athletes with diabetes. I also lead a busy multidisciplinary obesity team who offer both medical and surgical treatments. I work with charities and government bodies to develop practical guidelines for health professionals to advise patients how to improve their lifestyles.
Media experience Have done a number of TV and Radio interviews in the past. No formal media training