Professor Stephen Atkin
Head of Academic Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, York Hull Medical School
Stephen Atkin graduated from Newcastle University in 1984 with an honours degree in medicine. He was appointed as an MRC training fellow in Liverpool with the late Professor Michael White and subsequently accompanied Professor White to Hull in 1993 as a senior registrar. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer in 1997, followed by Reader in Medicine in 1999. He was appointed as the HYMS professor in Endocrinology and Metabolism in November 2005. Professor Atkin's main focus of research is insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk in metabolic syndrome, particularly polycystic ovarian syndrome and in type 2 diabetes. He currently chairs the Special Interest Group in PCOS.