Prof. Brendan Kinsley is a Consultant Endocrinologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Coombe Women and Children’s University Hospital. Prof. Kinsley is a medical graduate of University College Cork in 1983. He subsequently trained in University College Hospital Galway and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital before moving to The Joslin Diabetes Centre, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA for a clinical and research fellowship in diabetes mellitus and endocrinology. Research interests at that time were in hormone responses to hypoglycaemia. Prof. Kinsley subsequently worked as an attending physician at the Joslin Diabetes Centre and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals in Boston. He was appointed a Consultant Endocrinologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in 1999. Prof. Kinsley has an interest in diabetes mellitus and endocrine disorders in pregnancy, autonomic dysfunction in diabetes and hypoglycaemia.