Dr Nicola Zammitt



Clinical Director - Edinburgh Centre for Endocrinology & Diabetes

Consultant Physician

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh


  • General Endocrinology
  • Thyroid Eye
  • Teenage and Young Adult Neuro-oncology
  • General Diabetes
  • Adolescent Diabetes
  • Antenatal Diabetes
  • Intensive Type 1 Diabetes


  • Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
  • Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion
  • Western General Hospital


Dr Zammitt grew up and was educated in Gibraltar, studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh Medical School and graduated in 1998. She undertook specialist training in Endocrinology & Diabetes in Edinburgh between 2005 and 2010 with a year out of programme in Cork University Hospital, Ireland. She was appointed to a Consultant post in Endocrinology & Diabetes in 2010 at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.  She obtained her postgraduate degree (MD) from the University of Edinburgh in 2012 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh that same year. Her clinical interests include general endocrinology, thyroid eye disease, the late endocrine effects of cancer therapies, adolescent/transition care in both endocrinology and diabetes and the management of type 1 diabetes.  Dr Zammitt was appointed Clinical Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Endocrinology & Diabetes in 2015.


Dr Zammitt has undertaken a period of research investigating the effects of hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose) on brain function and has been supervising research fellows in hypoglycaemia since 2011.