John Wilding is Head of the Department of Obesity and Endocrinology at the University of Liverpool, UK. He trained in Southampton and the Hammersmith Hospital, London where he undertook clinical training and three years laboratory-based research into the neurobiology of obesity and diabetes. He has worked at University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool since 1996, initially as Senior Lecturer, then Reader and as Professor of Medicine since 2005.
He has published over a hundred and sixty papers, chapters and review articles related to his research interests in type 2 diabetes and obesity. His clinical research focuses on the pathophysiology of obesity and diabetes, evaluation of new treatments and the relationships between sleep-related breathing disorders and metabolic disease. He has developed specialist multidisciplinary services for the management of severely obese patients and was Chair of the UK Association for the Study of Obesity 2005-2008 and is Chair of the UK National Clinical Research Network Metabolic and Endocrine Speciality Group.