Dr Harshal Deshmukh is a Clinical Lecturer Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University of Hull. He was trained in Medicine in India, has a Masters in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst USA and PhD from University of Dundee, Scotland. He has had further clinical training in Scotland and North East deanery and continues advanced training and endocrinology and diabetes in the Yorkshire and Humber deanery. During is PhD and post-doctoral fellowship he has looked at the genetic epidemiology aspects of diabetes and complications of diabetes, and pharmacogenetics in diabetes. He is currently working on the genetics of beta-cell function in Type 2 diabetes, risk prediction in polycystic ovarian disease (PCOS) and genetic overlap between osteoporosis and other autoimmune diseases.