Prof. Roy Taylor
Roy Taylor qualified in medicine at the University of Edinburgh, and is Professor of Medicine and Metabolism at Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust.He has been conducting research on type 2 diabetes since 1978, and has used a wide range of methods to understand the condition. He created the Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre in 2006 and has focussed on how food is handled by the body in health and disease. Recently he has demonstrated
that type 2 diabetes can be reversed to normal by decreasing liver and pancreas fat content.
Professor Taylor developed the system now used throught the United Kingdom for screening for diabetic eye disease, and has demonstrated reduction in blindness rates in Newcastle. He has produced books and other teaching aids for retinal screeners and co-founded the British Association of Retinal Screeners.
He has delivered several named lectures to the Annual Professional Meetings of Diabetes UK including the RD Lawrence, Arnold Bloom, Harry Keen Rank Nutrition and Banting Memorial Lectures.