An international researcher based in Leicester made his way into the top 50 on Britain’s 101 Most Influential Asians 2022 list. Professor Kamlesh Khunti CBE has been honoured for his work on Type 2 diabetes and for investigating the causes of health inequality.
Professor Khunti is the co-director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre, which is widely known for its leading research, education and innovation. Also, he was one of the first healthcare professionals to spot the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on people from ethnic minorities.
He is also the Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East Midlands. The body funds vital work to tackle the region’s health and care priorities.
On his recent achievement, he said: “It is an honour to be identified as one of the most influential Asians in the UK for my work into type 2 diabetes research and health inequalities. To be associated with such remarkable people from similar backgrounds to myself makes me extremely proud of my heritage and what we all have achieved.”
“This achievement would not have been possible without all the support I have received at the University of Leicester and the enormous work done by our research and education committee at the Leicester Diabetes Centre.”