Simon Davies is a consultant nephrologist at the University Hospital of North Midlands and Professor of Nephrology and Dialysis Medicine and director of the Institute for Applied Clinical Sciences at Keele University.
His principal research interests are in peritoneal dialysis (PD) and the evaluation of fluid status in advanced kidney failure. He is responsible for the Stoke PD Study, and a lead investigator of the European Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Outcome Study (EAPOS), the GLOBAL Fluid Study and the international PD Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS). These cohort studies have shown both how the peritoneal membrane influences clinical outcomes and how in turn the treatment has the potential to damage the membrane and adversely affect its function. The impact of this research was rated outstanding by the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014 and he was awarded the Distinguished International Medal by the American National Kidney Foundation in 2013.
His research is supported by Kidney Research UK, the UK National Institute of Health Research, the US National Institute of Health and the Baxter Renal Discoveries Extramural Grant Programme.
Until recently Professor Davies was chair of the UK Renal Registry Dialysis study group and is now co-chair of the International Society of Nephrology Dialysis Committee, having served as President of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis from 2010−2012. He is Associate Editor of Peritoneal Dialysis International and Subject Editor (Dialysis) for Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.