Prof John Nolan

Prof John Nolan

External Advisory Committee

Professor John Nolan is Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Development Officer of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). A graduate of University College Dublin, Professor Nolan trained in general medicine and completed training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). His academic career has included positions at UCSD, Trinity College Dublin, and the University of Copenhagen. He is an international authority on insulin resistance and the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. He was appointed to the Chief Scientific Officer position at EASD in April 2017.

From 2011-2016 Professor Nolan was CEO and Head of the Steno Diabetes Center in Copenhagen. During his tenure, he led Steno through a strategic and organisational transformation that enabled it to improve its clinical quality and outcomes, grow its pool of researchers, boost its research income and performance, expand its international partnerships, and increase its income from philanthropy and other non-governmental sources.

Professor Nolan has held several leadership roles, including as a member of the Executive of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Chair of Postgraduate Education for the EASD, and Deputy Editor of the journal Diabetologia.

He is Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Dublin and Edinburgh. In 2011 he was awarded honorary Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin.

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