Diabetes Research Centre PhD, MD, and MPhil Supervisors

Professor Melanie Davies, CBE

  • Lifestyle and obesity management for diabetes prevention
  • Management of diabetes and cardiovascular risk in South Asian populations
  • Clinical trial design
  • Lifestyle and physical activity interventions in the treatment of chronic disease
  • Clinical trial design
  • Complex interventions, including self-management and diabetes prevention
  • Novel glucose lowering therapies
  • Sedentary behaviour and health
  • Novel therapies for obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus in younger patients
  • Diabetes screening

Dr Charlotte Edwardson

  • Levels and patterns of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in different populations
  • Effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on metabolic health and chronic disease
  • Interventions to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour
  • Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • Randomised controlled trials

Dr Clare Gillies

  • Evidence synthesis and decision models for health research
  • Economic evaluation of healthcare interventions
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
  • Prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Dr Laura Gray

  • Design and Analysis of Randomised Clinical Trials (particularly cluster trials and those of complex interventions)
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
  • Prognostic model Development and Validation (see the Leicester Practice Risk Score)

Dr Deirdre Harrington

  • Using physical activity to prevent chronic disease in children, adults and families.
  • Design and evaluation of school and community based prevention programmes
  • Understanding young people’s screen use
  • Using screens to promote physical activity in young people
  • Body composition assessment

Professor Kamlesh Khunti

  • Epidemiological studies of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and early detection and screening for these diseases, in particular among South Asian people
  • Interventional studies of prevention of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Models of delivering care for people with diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Therapeutic inertia

Dr Alex Rowlands - alex.rowlands@le.ac.uk

  • Objective measurement of free-living physical behaviours (physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep)
  • Analytical methods for the quantification of physical behaviours
  • Effects of physical behaviours on health

Dr David Webb

  • Continous Glucose Monitoring and hyperinsulinaemic – euglycaemic clamp systems
  • Novel biomarkers in the prediction and management of Type 2 diabetes
  • Insulin sensitivity measures and their therapeutic application in human diabetes research
  • Epidemiology of screen-detected type 2 diabetes and early phase glucose dysregulation
  • Novel vasculopathic mechanisms in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes mellitus

Dr Thomas Yates

  • Effects of sedentary behaviour and different types of physical activity on metabolic health
  • Treatment and prevention of type 2 diabetes and chronic disease by decreasing sedentary behaviour, and increasing standing, light movement and other movement-based therapies
  • Physical activity epidemiology using regional, national and international datasets
  • Translating physical activity and diabetes prevention programmes into routine practice

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