Davis, Dr Nikki

Dr Nikki DavisBMedSci, BMBS, MRCPCH




Endocrinology and diabetes

Training and education

  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences (hons), University of Nottingham medical school, July 1993.
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Nottingham medical school, July 1995.
  • Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, July 2000.
  • Advanced paediatric life support provider, November 2003 (Nottingham) and April 2011 (Southampton).
  • Neonatal life support provider, March 2004 (Nottingham).
  • Certificate of Completion of Consultant Training in paediatrics and paediatric endocrinology and diabetes, General Medical Council, 1 July 2010.


Dr Davis joined the Trust in May 2010 as a consultant in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes.

Her current role includes delivering Southampton and Hampshire paediatric and transition diabetes services, Southampton and regional paediatric endocrinology services, Southampton paediatric familial hypercholesterolaemia service, and Southampton and regional paediatric obesity services.

Dr Davis is continuing to develop the paediatric familial hypercholesterolaemia service, the diabetes transition service and the Southampton and regional paediatric obesity service.

All of these services are mainly outpatient based but also involve complex investigation services and management of inpatients. Regional services include Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Dorset, West Sussex and Surrey.

Dr Davis' role also includes general paediatric on-call duties and the supervision and training of junior doctors, allied health staff and students.

She has current research interests in endocrine late effects after childhood cancer. Dr Davis has a particular interest in the treatment of children and adolescents with severe obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

Key achievements

  • Submitting a thesis for application of a PhD to the University of Bristol, June 2013.
  • Recently completing a research project showing that exercise can reduce the risk of diabetes in bone marrow transplant survivors.

Awards and prizes

Giulio D’Angio presentation prize awarded on 30 October 2009 for oral presentation:

Body composition, cardiovascular risk factors and aerobic fitness in survivors of BMT in childhood on growth hormone therapy: Improved fitness with a six month exercise intervention. ESLCCC meeting, Edinburgh, 2009.


  • Growth hormone axis abnormalities: relationship to body composition and cardiovascular risk in survivors of bone marrow transplantation (BMT) with total body irradiation (TBI) in childhood.
  • The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in survivors of bone marrow transplantation (BMT) with Total body Irradiation (TBI) in childhood: the effects of obesity, HRT, the metabolic syndrome and chronic stress.
  • Resistance exercise intervention improves insulin resistance, fitness, and quality of life (QOL) in survivors of childhood bone marrow transplant (BMT) with total body irradiation (TBI).


You can email Elizabeth Burningham, Dr Davis' secretary, at Elizabeth.Burningham@uhs.nhs.uk or call 023 8120 5281.