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Professor David Owens

Chair, Biomedical Sciences

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+44 (0) 1792 602208

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Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Professor David R Owens is the Clinical lead for Diabetes Related Retinopathy in the Diabetes Research Group, Swansea University Medical School. He provides support to the MSc Diabetes Practice course and supervision for PhD projects, both in the Unit and elsewhere. He is a regular external examiner of various dissertations both nationally and internationally. 

Professor Owens works closely with the International Diabetes Federation in producing educational material on diabetes related eye disease and formulating programmes for future conferences on diabetes complications. He has been involved over many years in supporting the development of diabetes services in a number of developing counti

Areas Of Expertise

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Insulin – pharmacology and clinical applications.
  • Pathophysiology - type 2 diabetes
  • Diabetes related retinopathy, foot disease
  • Screening/management of retinopathy
  • Literature reviews
  • Quantitative research methodologies
  • Data analysis

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Professor Owens is a faculty member of the ‘Rising Stars Diabetes Educational programme’ in collaboration with the International Diabetes Center, Minneapolis, USA. Annually, prior to the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meetings a two day meeting is held involving 50-60 doctors invited from across the world to explore advance in diabetes management through lectures and workshops. 


Research Award Highlights Collaborations