Global health is an area of study, research and practice that aims to improve health and to achieve equity in health for all people globally. There is an epidemic of diabetes, with an estimated 75% of people with diabetes globally living in disadvantaged countries. The team is engaged in observational studies of people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and of diabetes related health care systems in many different countries. The latter are facilitated by links with diabetes aid organisations Insulin For Life and Life For a Child.

Projects currently undertaken in this area include, Type 1 Diabetes Outcomes in Disadvantaged Regions, Keeping Insulin Cool Without a Refrigerator in Less-Resourced Countries, and Point-of-Care Instruments for Blood and Urine Tests to Monitor Diabetes.