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Professor Angus Forbes holds the FEND Chair of Clinical Diabetes Nursing at King’s College London and has an honorary post as a specialist diabetes nurse at King’s College Hospital.

Professor Forbes is an active researcher with multiple publications in diabetes, some current and previous projects include: a pan-European survey of diabetes nurses on the impact of COVID-19; diabetes prevention in women with GDM; preconception care in women with Type 2 diabetes; evaluating a psychologically modelled education intervention for young people with Type 1 diabetes; developing supportive interventions for adults with new-onset Type 1 diabetes; the relationship between cognitive impairment and diabetic retinopathy; glycaemic variability and mortality and older people with diabetes; the impact of lipohypertrophy on glucose variation in people with Type 1 diabetes; and a trial of virtual clinics to improve primary care based diabetes outcomes.

Clinically Angus runs a motivational enhancement clinic for people with Type 1 diabetes. He also leads the diabetes MSc programme and has a number of funded PhD students. He has contributed to national guidelines for older people in hospitals, end-of-life care; and dementia care for people with diabetes. Angus is a past vice-president of the International Diabetes Federation. His previous positions include Senior Lecturer in Diabetes at King’s College London; a Lecturer in Health Services Research at University College London Medical School; and a Health Visitor and District Nurse in East London.

Research interests:

Main research areas:

  • The development and evaluation of clinical, psychological and educational interventions to enhance diabetes care and outcomes
  • Reproductive health in women and pregnancy in diabetes
  • Diabetes in older people
  • Diabetes in younger people (transition)

Methods: clinical trials; evaluations of complex interventions; epidemiological studies (using large dataset); data synthesis; and qualitative research to model areas for intervention.

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Research profile


  • MSc Diabetes Clinical Care and Management
  • Clinical Research in Diabetes (60 Credit Module)
  • Diabetes Clinical Care and Management (60 Credit Module)