Prof. Dr. Steve Bain

Professor of Medicine (Diabetes), Swansea University

Steve Bain is the Clinical Director of the Diabetes Research Unit, Swansea University and Medical Director for Research & Development for Swansea Bay University Health Board.

Professor Bain completed his undergraduate training at St John's College, Cambridge, and then was clinically trained at King's College Hospital, London. On qualifying in 1983, he went on to hold junior appointments in London, the East Midlands, and the West Midlands, UK. His research centred on the genetics of type 1 diabetes, and he was granted a Medical Research Council Lectureship. In 1993, he became a Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant Physician at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, with promotion to Reader in Diabetic Medicine in 1998. Professor Bain became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians UK in 1996. Professor Bain was appointed to a newly created Chair in Medicine (Diabetes) in the University of Wales Swansea in 2005. His clinical interests include the genetics of diabetic nephropathy, new therapies for diabetes and the provision of diabetes services within the community. He has been Chief Investigator for several multi-centre trials investigating novel therapies for diabetes.


Professor Bain is the Diabetes Lead Clinician for the Swansea Bay University Health Board and a member of the Wales Diabetes & Endocrine Society (WEDS) executive committee. He chairs the Joint Clinical Research Facility in Swansea and was Clinical Director of the Academic Health Science Collaboration (AHSC) in Wales until September 2015. He chaired the Diabetes & Endocrinology Specialist Training Committee (STC) for Wales 2010-2017 and is currently Chair of the National Specialist Advisory Group (NSAG) for Diabetes in Wales.