Dr Gardner has been a consultant paediatrician at the Royal Blackburn Hospital since 2011 where he is clinical director for general paediatrics and clinical lead for children and young people’s diabetes. He is also the chair of the North West children and young people’s diabetes network. Chris trained in the northwest region and completed higher specialist training in diabetes and endocrinology at Alder Hey Childrens Hospital. He completed his research degree in adult diabetes and endocrinology, and has a strong interest in transition. He is a member of ACDC and BSPED.