Dr Neil Hanley, MBChB, PhD is a Professor of Medicine and Vice-Dean covering Research & Innovation (R & I) in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health at the University of Manchester, UK. He is a consultant clinical endocrinologist at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Neil trained in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Southampton, and at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA. His clinical practice covers all aspects of specialist adult endocrinology. Neil’s laboratory research studies post-implantation development underpinning regenerative medicine and developmental and adult disease. His interest in organ fibrosis extends to hospital and community-based clinical studies. This portfolio has been underpinned by doctoral, intermediate and senior fellowships from UK Government and the Wellcome Trust, and continuous project or programme level funding for over 25 years. Recent outputs include publications in Nature Cell Biology, Nature Communications, PNAS and eLife.
Neil has a long-held interest in training and has directed the Wellcome-funded PhD programme for Healthcare Professionals across northern England (Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield). He has served on fellowship panels for the UK Medical Research Council and National Institute of Health Research, for which he led aspects of its most recent ten-year review of all healthcare training. In education, Neil has authored the last three editions of the textbook, Essential Endocrinology & Diabetes. He is a past Council member of the UK Society for Endocrinology and a trustee of the Clinical Endocrinology Trust. In 2019, Neil was President of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland.