Professor Ken Shaw

Professor Ken Shaw is Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Portsmouth, Hants, UK and previous Consultant Physician, specialising in General Medicine, Diabetes, Endocrinology and metabolism, at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Throughout his professional career, Professor Shaw has maintained a passionate commitment to developing and delivering high quality diabetes care, derived from a deep personal empathy for people with diabetes. He established an internationally recognised and award winning, multidisciplinary professional diabetes team in Portsmouth, UK and currently contributes to a number of national expert working groups, external medical standards review and university examination boards.

Professor Shaw is an alumnus of the University of Cambridge, UK and a Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London.

Professional Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Director Of Research And Development For The Portsmouth R & D Consortium (1996 - 2008)
  • Clinical Lead (Diabetes, Metabolic & Endocrine) Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) (2007-2010)
  • Hon.Chairman, Association Of British Clinical Diabetologists (2006-2008)
  • Hon. Chairman, Professional Support & Development Committee And Member Professional Advisory Council Executive, Diabetes UK (2003-2012)
  • Member, Joint Speciality Committee For Diabetes & Endocrinology, Royal College Of Physicians, London (Former Hon. Secretary)(1999-2010)
  • Advisory Board Member, Institute Of Diabetes For Older People (IDOP), University Of Bedfordshire (2008 - 2013)
  • External Examiner, School Of Medicine (Endocrine & Diabetes Sciences), University Of Cardiff, Wales (2008-2011)
  • External Examiner, PG Diabetes, University Of Leicester (2012 -)
  • Editor in Chief, Journal Practical Diabetes, John Wiley and Sons 1992-2014; Author of over 300 publications.
  • Member, DVLA Medical Panel (Diabetes), Department of Transport 2005-2015.
  • Medical Advisor To A Number Of National Working Party Groups, Including NICE And Government
  • Consultant Advisor (Diabetes), Civil Aviation Authority (2010-Current).
  • Member, HealthCare Professional's Working Party, European Medicines Agency 2013-2015
  • Member, Transparency of Doctors' Interests Working Group, Joint Royal College of Physicians/British Medical Association, London 2014 -
  • External Consultant Reviewer, Standards of Acute Medical Care (NHS), Southampton University Hospitals Trust 2014-2015

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Invited Lectures by Professor Shaw

  • Unravelling the ancient mysteries of diabetes and the advent of insulin 100 years ago. Society of Apothecaries. London, 8th Dec 2021
  • Improving the health of the Royal Navy; the lasting legacy of James Lind 18th century Haslar Physician. Portchester Civic Society. 17th May 2022
  • A momentous transformation of diabetes care; 1970s to the millennium. Insulin Centenary Anniversary meeting. Royal College of Physicians. 4th July 2022
  • Diabetes Update, Association For Science Education Conference, Reading, January 2011
  • James Lind, Haslar Physician, And The Prevention Of Scurvy, Portchester Society, March 2011
  • The Arnold Bloom Named Lecture, Annual Professional Conference, Diabetes UK, Excel Centre, London April 2011
  • Diabetes: An Ancient Disease; A Modern Epidemic. Portchester Society. September 2013
  • Diabetes Update. UK Civil Aviation Authority, Gatwick. September 2013
  • "A Glass Of Wine Before Visiting The Sick": The Clinical Sense Of James Lind (Haslar Physician 1758-1783). West Sussex History Of Medicine Society, Chichester. October 201
  • Setting The Standards For Insulin-Treated Diabetes On Sea, Land & Air. Southern Diabetes Conference, Portsmouth. November 2013
  • Surveillance and Management of Diabetic Complications, European Aviation Medical Conference, Gatwick February 2014
  • Diabetes Debate, British Society of British Sugar Technologists, London April 2014
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring and Driving Safety, Symposium on Occupational Hazards and Diabetes, Royal Society of Medicine, 21st October 2015.
  • James Lind Tercentenary Lecture, Institute of Naval Medicine, 29th September 2016
  • “Pearls and Pebbles of a Parish Apothecary: James Parkinson 1755-1824”. The Fourth Brian Owen-Smith Memorial Lecture. West Sussex History of Medicine Society 14th October 2017
  • "Diabetes: An ancient disease; a modern epidemic" West Sussex History of Medicine Society, 13th November 2021
  • ABCD - Insulin Anniversary Meeting Programme