Prof Khunti is the Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester and Co-Director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre. His work has greatly influenced guidelines on the screening and management of people with diabetes.
He leads a research group that is currently working on the early identification of, and interventions with, people who have cardiometabolic disease or are at increased risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases.
Prof Khunti is also Director of the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in Applied Research Collaborations (ARC) East Midlands and Director of The Real World Evidence Unit and Centre for BME Health. He is a NIHR Senior Investigator and Principal Investigator on several major national and international studies. He is the National NIHR ARC Theme Lead for Multimorbidity and Ethnicity and Diversity. He is also Honorary Visiting Professorial Fellow with Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne.