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Christopher Byrne is Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism within Medicine at the University of Southampton.Christopher Byrne was appointed to the Chair of Endocrinology & Metabolism at the University of Southampton in 1999. He trained at Cardiff, Hammersmith Hospital, Cambridge and Stanford Universities. As an MRC clinical training fellow he undertook his PhD in Cambridge (Downing College 1989-1992). He then undertook a 2 year travelling fellowship at Stanford University, CA and was then an MRC fellow at Cambridge University from 1994-1999. He was inaugural Director of the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at Southampton and is now Principal Investigator within the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre. He has published approximately 200 publications and three books related to metabolic syndrome and NAFLD. He is also Consultant Metabolic physician at University Hospital Southampton, where he provides a service focusing on diabetes, obesity and dyslipidaemias. In 2012, he was recipient of the Dorothy Hodgkin prize awarded by Diabetes UK for his research related to diabetes. He is a founder member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes NAFLD study Group, and is currently President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Lipids, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Risk Section.
Endocrinology, metabolism, lipids, obesity, cardiovascular risk factors