Billy is a Consultant in Adolescent Diabetes at UCLH, the UK’s top performing child and adolescent diabetes team. He went to Bristol University Medical School and trained in London. He gained his PhD from UCL.
Billy leads the UCLH diabetes transition programme. This aims to help prepare teenagers for becoming successful and independent adults, including going away to university, drinking alcohol safely, driving and not letting diabetes interfere with jobs.
Billy is particularly interested in technology and how we best use it to control diabetes. This includes the freestyle Libre and other sensors, apps, pumps and even injections.
Billy is one of the few paediatricians in the UK with specialised experience in managing type 2 diabetes.
Billy is a general adolescent physician and supports young people with other common health issues including acne, polycystic ovarian syndrome and emotional health.
His area of research is adolescent weight management and he leads the UCLH adolescent “Health Weight” Service. His PhD investigated the outcomes of treatments available from doctors that control weight. He is an honorary senior lecturer at UCL and is a popular lecturer.