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Professor Neil Hanley - personal details

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Professor Neil Hanley

Role: Professor of Medicine


Endocrinology & Diabetes
University of Manchester
School of Biomedicine
AV Hill Building
M13 9PT




Neil Hanley graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1993 with a MBChB in Medicine and Surgery, and a BSc Hons in Pharmacology.  After 'House jobs', he moved to Newcastle to complete early internal medicine postgraduate training and MRCP, after which he began a PhD in Molecular Genetics as a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellow.  Two years of the PhD were spent with Dr Keith Parker at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA.  He returned to the UK in 2000 to the University of Southampton, completing speciality training in Endocrinology and Diabetes in 2004 whilst an NIHR Clinician Scientist.  He was awarded a personal Chair in 2006 and moved to a Chair of Medicine at the University of Manchester in 2008, as part of the Manchester NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Genetics & Developmental Medicine at the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT).  In 2009, he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship in Clinical Science.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

  • Member of the Society for Endocrinology
  • Endocrine Society
  • BMA
  • Association of Physicians
  • UK National Stem Cell Network Advisory Committee
  • JDRF Scientific Advisory Board Member
  • NIHR Trainees Co-ordinating Centre Fellowship Panel


  • PhD (University of Newcastle)
  • MRCP (Royal College of Physicians)
  • MBChB in Medicine and Surgery (University of Edinburgh)
  • BSc Hons in Pharmacology (University of Edinburgh)


  • Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Sicence
  • Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary
  • Associate Director of Training & Education, Manchester NIHR Biomedical Research Centre


Neil is Associate Director of Training & Education for the Manchester NIHR Biomedical Research Centre with the goal of maximising opportunities in academic medicine for clinical trainees.  He also sits on the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre Fellowship Panel for postdoctoral, career development and senior awards.  He has taught all aspects of undergraduate and postgraduate endocrinology and is author, with Professor Richard Holt (University of Southampton), of 'Essential Endocrinology & Diabetes', a textbook published by Wiley-Blackwell, the latest edition of which has sold over 5,000 copies worldwide.