Dr. Stephen Atkin
Stephen Atkin is Head of the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in Bahrain. Previously he was a Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, and prior to that role he was Professor of Medicine and Head of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Hull York Medical School, UK. He has an established international reputation in diabetes and obesity research, encompassing polycystic ovary syndrome and metabolic syndrome, and he is a regular speaker at international forums and participates in research panels for these conditions. Professor Atkin has a specific interest in translational medicine, encompassing both clinical and laboratory work and he has authored or co-authored more than 450 articles. In addition to being a reviewer for many journals and grant-funding bodies, he is the academic editor for several journals including being a series advisor on ‘rational testing’ for the British Medical Journal.