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Diabetes already affects 415 million people worldwide. In the UK, there will be 5M people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) by 2025, accounting for 1 in 30 prescriptions and £25 billion in annual NHS costs. The establishment of the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) builds on existing strength in this area. OCDEM is committed to training the next generation of basic and clinical scientists in the fields of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism. Several of the OCDEM PIs have joint affiliations with the neighbouring Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. DPhil Projects in this area are available through the RDM Scholars Programme, the NDM Prize Studentships and the Wellcome Trust funded structured programme on Genomic Medicine and Statistics. Its projects cut across conventional disciplines to include aspects of human statistical and molecular genetics, translational genomics, molecular and cellular biology, islet physiology, integrated physiology and clinical trials. The Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences also have a number of groups doing research in diabetes and metabolism. The Structured DPhil programme in Ion Channels and Disease includes projects on the molecular mechanisms underlying diabetes. 

Supervisors in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism


M Sanni Ali

Senior Researcher in Pharmacoepidemiologic Methods

Charalambos Antoniades

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Jane Armitage

Professor of Clinical Trials and Epidemiology, and Honorary Consultant in ...

Frances Ashcroft

GlaxoSmithKline Royal Society Professor

Fiona Bragg

Clinical Research Fellow

Keith Buckler

Associate Professor of Physiology

Dexter Canoy

Clinical Epidemiologist

Barbara Casadei

British Heart Foundation (BHF) Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Keith Channon

Field Marshal Earl Alexander Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Helen Christian

Deputy Head of Department

Constantinos Christodoulides

University Research Lecturer

Grant C Churchill

Associate Professor in Chemical Pharmacology

Kieran Clarke

Professor of Physiological Biochemistry

Cyrus Cooper

Professor of Musculoskeletal Science, University of Oxford

Roger Cox

Programme Leader MRC Harwell

Ana Domingos

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Huaidong Du

Senior Research Fellow

Claire Edwards

Associate Professor of Bone Oncology

Andrew Farmer

Professor of General Practice

Peter Friend

Professor of Transplantation

Antony Galione

Statutory Professor of Pharmacology

Deborah Goberdhan

Associate Professor of Cell Signalling

Lisa Heather

BHF Intermediate Fellow and Associate Professor

Jane Hirst

Senior Fellow in Perinatal Health

Tim Holt

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Philippa Hulley

Associate Professor

Rutger J. Ploeg

Professor of Transplant Biology

Kassim Javaid

Associate Professor

Susan Jebb

Professor of Diet and Population Health

Paul Johnson

Professor of Paediatric Surgery

Fredrik Karpe

Professor of Metabolic Medicine

Samira Lakhal-Littleton

Associate Professor of Physiology

Paul Leeson

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Raashid Luqmani

Professor of Rheumatology

Masliza Mahmod

University Research Lecturer

Liliana Minichiello

Reader in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Claudia Monaco

Professor of Cardiovascular Inflammation

Katharine Owen

Associate Professor of Diabetes

Jaideep Pandit

Consultant Anaesthetist

John Parrington

Associate Professor in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

Stuart Peirson

Associate Professor

Frances Platt

Professor of Biochemistry and Pharmacology

David Preiss

Associate Professor

Peter Robbins

Professor of Physiology

Patrik Rorsman

Professor of Diabetic Medicine

Pawel Swietach

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology

Damian Tyler

Professor of Physiological Metabolism

Irina Udalova

Professor of Molecular Immunology

Sridhar Vasudevan

University Research Lecturer

Manu Vatish

Chief Investigator of INGR1D Study & Senior Clinical Fellow in Obstetrics

Vladyslav Vyazovskiy

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Clive Wilson

Professor of Cell and Developmental Genetics

Kathryn Wood

Emeritus Professor of Immunology