In recognition of our status as a teaching Trust, Professor Ferns represents Brighton and Sussex Medical School on our Board. He holds the posts of Head of the Department of Medical Education and Professor of Medical Education and Metabolic Medicine and is a Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals. He is also Associate Dean and Academic Training Programme Director at Health Education England-Kent Surrey and Sussex.
Professor Ferns was previously the Clinical Director of the KSS Clinical Research Network, being associated with the NIHR Comprehensive Research Network for several years, both in Surrey and Sussex and previously in the West Midlands.
He is a distinguished clinical scientist, with more than 500 publications on metabolic disease. He has MD and DSc degrees from the University of London, and Fellowships of the Royal Colleges of Pathologists and Physicians of London.