Research fellowship in clinical diabetes

Deadline for applications:
 the next round of applications for a Research Fellowship is now open. The deadline for applications will is 10 December 2020. - Now closed for 2021.

We will open for applications for 2022 in the autumn.

How to apply
Please contact us for application forms and conditions and guidelines

Tel: 01293 762009


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What happens next?
10 Dec 2020 - deadline for preliminary applications
29 Jan 2021 - applicants are notified if they are shortlisted or unsuccessful
19 Feb 2021 - deadline for full applications
18 Mar 2021 - shortlisted fellows presentations to the Research Selection Committee
30 Mar 2021- successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified 
(We aim to keep to these dates wherever possible)

Previous successful applications

Bile acid therapy for diabetes and obesity
(University College, London)


A qualitative study exploring the barriers and facilitators to healthy lifestyle choices in women with a history of gestational diabetes (GD)

Exploring the effect of very low calorie diet with and without adjuvant exercise training on vascular function and metabolic health in overweight individuals

Syntaxin and phosphorylation as an insulin - regulatory node of GLUT 4 sorting in human muscle 

Risk factors, morbidity and mortality of recurrent unscheduled attendances in type 1 diabetes

Is there a shared heritability for the type 2 diabetes and depression association

Preventing recurrent gestational diabetes mellitus with early metformin intervention

Role of a novel recombinant adiponectic (fAd) in improving pancreatic islet β-cell function

The role of microRNA 146b in modulating inflammation in human adipose tissue (joint fellowship with the MRC)


Use of microneedle technology to deliver peptide immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes.

Limits of reversibility of type 2 diabetes: effect of disease duration on pancreatic composition & function

Exploring the glucose lowering potential of the sunshine vitamin - a 12 month RCT pharmacological and maintenance dose Vitamin D replacement in insulin resistant British south Asians.

Pancreatic and extra-pancreatic effects of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) in humans in health and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Optimising the tolerogenic potential of the dermal route of administration the development of a 'diabetes vaccine'.

Are Adipocyte-derived adipokines, markers of vitamin D deficiency and oxidative stress interrelated and do such measures contribute to arterial sclerosis in South Asians independently of traditional risk markers?

Small fibre function assessed using the ‘LDI flare’ technique in people with a hereditary risk of Type 2 diabetes, IGT, and Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes.
Thesis - Here

The mechanisms underlying non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) in obesity.

Endothelium-dependent vascular behaviour in pregnancies complicated by diabetes.
Thesis - Here

January 2021


Research fellows

30 research fellows have been appointed to date.

Valuable education through training courses and individual support are provided to the research fellow, in addition to their funding. Publication has resulted from the various fellowships.