Research opportunities at University of Exeter Medical School for Foundation Doctors

The below clinical academic supervisors host academic foundation trainees and can often accommodate projects relevant to a range of clinical interests. However there is a wide range of research undertaken in the University of Exeter and projects can often be arranged with other research teams if you have a particular interest. To discuss further please contact Dr. Angus Jones (angus.jones@exeter.ac.uk).

Name

Area of expertise

Link to Web

Profile and email address

Louise Allan

 

Neurology, psychiatry of old age

Professor Louise Allan is a geriatrician. She has a specialist interest in the Neurology and Psychiatry of Old Age. Current research themes focus on falls and physical health care in dementia, the effects of delirium upon cognitive decline, and non-Alzheimer’s dementias including post-stroke dementia and Lewy body disease.

 

Louise Allan

 

Rob Andrews

 

Diabetes, Exercise, Obesity

Professor Andrews is an endocrinologist with interests in diabetes and exercise. His research group is able to offer projects in the following areas; predicting glucose changes with exercise, effect of hyperglycaemia on co-ordination,

exercise, diabetes and pregnancy, exercise and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

Rob Andrews

John Campbell

 

Primary Care 

Professor John Campbell is a senior academic GP and active clinician.

His research interests focus the accessibility and quality of

current primary care provision, with additional interests in Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and mitigation, and provision of mental health care for patients in Primary care settings.

 

John Campbell

 

Willie Hamilton

 

Primary Care, Cancer

Professor Willie Hamilton specialises in primary care diagnostics, with particular expertise in cancer. His research has had a major impact on improving earlier diagnosis of cancer in the UK.  He was clinical lead on the main NICE guidance, ‘Referral for Suspected Cancer’ NG12, published in 2015 and his research team have produced risk assessment tools for all major cancers which are currently being assessed in major randomised trials.  He co-leads the Translational Research Exchange at Exeter, a Wellcome Trust funded team bringing together mathematical experts with clinicians.

Willie Hamilton

Andrew Hattersley

Diabetes, genetics

Professor Andrew Hattersley is an endocrinologist who is distinguished for his contributions to the understanding of the genetics of diabetes and the application of that knowledge to clinical practice. His research combines state-of-the-art molecular genetics with physiological and clinical investigations in patients. A key theme of his approach is that his scientific discoveries are rapidly and effectively translated into improvements in clinical care. His research groups is able to offer projects in a range of subjects: areas with recent academic trainees working in areas including endocrinology, neurology, paediatrics, genetics, elderly care and renal medicine.

Andrew Hattersley

Angus Jones

Diabetes, Global health

Dr. Angus Jones is an endocrinologist whose research focusses on clinical questions directly relevant to the management of diabetes. He uses a combination of multicentre clinical studies and existing trial and observational datasets to answer clinical questions relating to diabetes classification and treatment. He co-leads a program of research investigating diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

 

Angus Jones

Katarina Kos

Obesity, diabetes

Dr. Katarina Kos is an endocrinologist with an interest in examining the links of Type 2 diabetes and obesity and its associated comorbidities. Whilst her laboratory work focuses at molecular biology of adipose tissue, there are opportunities to contribute to the evidence of weight management service provision.  

Katarina Kos

Tamsin Newlove-Delgado

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Tamsin Newlove-Delgado is a consultant in public health whose  research concentrates on public health aspects of the mental health of young people, influenced by her clinical experience in child and adolescent psychiatry prior to entering public health medicine.  She has a particular interest in the transition from child to adult services, and in the application of epidemiological methods for service planning. She is currently leading a surveillance study of Sydenham’s chorea and is also a member of the Catch-us study team focussing on transition in young people with ADHD http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/catchus/.

 

Tamsin Newlove-Delgado

Richard Oram

Diabetes, autoimmune disease,  renal medicine,

Dr. Richard Oram is a renal physician who studies the biology of type 1 diabetes and the use of genetic risk score to diagnose autoimmune disease. Academic foundation trainees would have the opportunity to work on either the biology of type 1 diabetes using data from existing studies, or to work on autoimmune disease using the UK biobank combining analyses of phenotype data with genetic risk scores for a variety of autoimmune diseases. 

 

 

Richard Oram

Adilia Warris

 

Paediatric infectious diseases, medical mycology

Professor Adilia Warris is Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist and a Co-Director of the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Exeter. Her research profile has a strong translational focus and specific areas of interest include antifungal resistance, antifungal stewardship, and host-fungus interactions. She offers a wide range of projects in Medical Mycology that can range from clincial trials and clincial data through to the laboratory.

 

Adilia Warris