Dr David Strain is currently a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School, where he was successful in achieving a National Institute of Healthcare Research Clinical Senior Lecturer Award Fellowship. The Fellowship allows Dr Strain to continue his research in the Diabetes and Vascular Research Centre.
Dr Strain studied at Liverpool University before completing his Doctorate in Medicine on 'The ethnic difference in the effects of insulin resistance on the vasculature' at the international Centre for Cardiovascular Health, Imperial College, London.
Dr Strain's current research is focused on the correlation between patients' interpretations of their quality of life and that of their relatives in decisions about their health. Additionally, he runs a programme exploring the non-glycaemic effects of incretin system and studying the vascular physiology of hypoglycaemia.
He is currently chairing the steering committee of a global project in association with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Novartis called 'Time 2 Do More in Diabetes™'.