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Medicine Matters diabetes

Liz Morris, MA(Oxon) BMBCh MRCP MRCGP PGDipHR, is a practicing GP working in Oxfordshire, UK, and an NIHR Research Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, with the Health Behaviours Diet & Obesity team.

Her primary research interests are in dietary and health behavior change for patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity in primary care, and she has recently led the DIAMOND randomized controlled trial exploring the feasibility of training practice nurses to deliver and support a low-energy, low-carbohydrate dietary and behavioral intervention for these patients. 

Dr. Morris’s other roles include working in medical education as a clinical lecturer for medical students at Somerville College, University of Oxford.

Pam Dyson, PhD RD, graduated from Leeds University in 1977 and has been involved with the nutritional management of diabetes and obesity for over 30 years. She began her career with the Medical Research Council at the Dunn Nutrition Unit in Cambridge and then joined the NHS as a specialist diabetes dietitian. She is currently employed by the University of Oxford as a diabetes research dietitian and successfully completed her PhD in 2010. In 2008, she was appointed CEO of the Oxford Health Alliance, a charity set up to combat the epidemic of non-communicable disease.