Brian M Frier, BSc (Hons), MD, FRCPE, FRCPG,
Brian Frier, BSc (Hons), MD, FRCPE, FRCPG is a Consultant Physician in general (internal) medicine and diabetes at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and is Honorary Professor of Diabetes in the University of Edinburgh. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh, trained in Scotland, and was a Clinical Research Fellow at the Cornell University Medical Center in New York. Prof Frier was previously a Consultant Physician in the Western Infirmary and Gartnavel General Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland (1982-87). He is currently Vice-President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
Prof Frier’s principal research interest is the pathophysiology of hypoglycaemia in humans with particular relevance to Diabetes. He has published extensively in this field and has co-edited two multi-author international textbooks on hypoglycaemia and diabetes: Hypoglycaemia and Diabetes: Clinical and Physiological Aspects, and Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes (now in Second edition). He is the editor-in-chief of an international e-journal called “Diabetic Hypoglycemia”. Other research interests include insulin therapy and driving and diabetes and he is a co-investigator of the large Edinburgh type 2 Diabetes Study, studying the effect of this disorder on cognitive function. He is currently the Chairman of the UK National Advisory Panel on Driving and Diabetes.
In 2004, the Hungarian Diabetes Association awarded him the Somogyi Award for his research in hypoglycaemia and diabetes and he gave the Banting Memorial Lecture at the national meeting of Diabetes UK in 2009.