Professor Wiebke Arlt is a Consultant Endocrinologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the William Withering Chair of Medicine and Director of the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR) at the University of Birmingham, UK. She obtained her MD at the University of Cologne, following by clinical specialist training in Endocrinology & Diabetes at the University of Wuerzburg and postdoctoral training in paediatric and molecular endocrinology at the University of California at San Francisco, CA, USA, before joining the University of Birmingham as an MRC Senior Clinical Fellow in 2004. Professor Arlt’s research focusses on the role of steroids in health and disease, with a translational focus on adrenal insufficiency, adrenal tumours and polycystic ovary syndrome. This closely links to her clinical work as a consultant providing specialist services for patients with adrenal and gonadal disorders. She has published >200 original research articles and has received several major awards.