Freya Tyrer, BSc, MSc

Research Fellow in Epidemiology



Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
Centre for Medicine
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH

Tel: 00 44 116 252 5794 / 00 44 116 258 4398



  • Psychiatry
  • Learning disability
  • Diabetes


  • Development of a structured screening and lifestyle intervention for prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in a population with learning disabilities [co-applicant].
    Principal Investigator: Kamlesh Khunti
    NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research. £1.2 million (Oct 2011 – Nov 2015)

  •  Screening adults for social and communication disorders [co-applicant]Principal Investigator: Terry Brugha
    NIHR CLAHRC for LNR Mental Health Research Development Awards. £99,905 (Nov 2010 – Sep 2012)

  •  Implementation and evaluation of care pathways in adults with intellectual disability [co-applicant]
    Principal Investigator: Sabyasachi Bhaumik
    NIHR CLAHRC for LNR Mental Health Research Development Awards. £32,000 (Oct 2010 – Sep 2011)

  • Study into the prevalence of autistic spectrum conditions in adults [co- applicant]
    Principal Investigator: Terry Brugha
    NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care. £556,669 (Apr 2010 – Jan 2013)


  • Brown SA, Tyrer F, Clarke AL, Lloyd-Davies LH, Stein AG, Tarrant C, Burton JO, Smith AC (2017). Symptom burden in patients with chronic kidney disease not requiring renal replacement therapy. Clinical Kidney Journal DOI 10.1093/ckj/sfx057
  • Dunkley AJ, Tyrer F, Doherty Y, Martin-Stacey L, Patel N, Spong R, Makepeace C, Bhaumik S, Gangadharan SK, Yates T, Davies MJ, Khunti K (2017). Development of a multi-component lifestyle intervention for preventing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Public Health DOI 10.1093/pubmed/fdx067
  • Dunkley AJ, Tyrer F, Gray L, Bhaumik S, Spong R, Chudasama Y, Gangadharan SK, Davies MJ, Khunti K (2017). Type 2 diabetes and glucose intolerance in a population with intellectual disabilities: the STOP Diabetes cross-sectional screening study. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research DOI 10.1111/jir.12380
  • Dunkley AJ, Tyrer F, Spong R, Gray LJ, Gillett M, Doherty Y, Martin-Stacey L, Patel N, Yates T, Bhaumik S, Chalk T, Chudasama Y, Thomas C, Sadler S, Cooper S-A, Gangadharan SK, Davies MJ, Khunti K (2017). Screening for glucose intolerance and development of a lifestyle education programme for prevention of Type 2 diabetes in a population with intellectual disabilities. Programme Grants for Applied Research 5(11) DOI 10.3310/pgfar05110
  • Patel N, Batista Ferrer H, Tyrer F, Wray P, Farooqi A, Davies MJ, Khunti K. (2016). Barriers and facilitators to healthy lifestyle change in minority ethnic populations in the UK: a narrative review. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. DOI 10.1007/s40615-016-0316-y
  • Tyrer F, Dunkley AJ, Spong R, Gangadharan SK, Bhaumik S, Khunti K (2016). Involving service users with intellectual disability in research: experiences from the STOP Diabetes Study. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities DOI 10.1111/jppi.12176
  • Brugha TS, Spiers N, Bankart J, Cooper SA, McManus S, Scott FT, Smith J, Tyrer F (2016). Epidemiology of autism in adults across age groups and ability levels. British Journal of Psychiatry 209:498–503.

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