Read about the research of some of our clinical lecturers as the develop into independent research leaders.
Aerospace medicine, hypoxia and lung disease
Might iron be important in the aetiology and clinical management of hypoxic lung disease? Can healthy air-travel passengers, if genetically susceptible, develop hypoxic pulmonary hypertension?
AUtomated Risk Assessment for Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation (the AURAS-AF trial)
Can the prescription of oral anticoagulants to patients with atrial fibrillation be increased with the help of an automated software system in GP practices?
Rare inherited anaemias
Looking for new genes not previously known to cause anaemia, and seeking to better unravel the normal processes by which red blood cells develop.
Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers of Kidney Stone Disease
Kidney stones are a common cause of emergency department visits, and treatment is a major clinical and economic burden for Western health care systems. Up to 10% of men and 5% of women present with renal stones at some time in their lifetime, mostly between the ages of 20 and 60.
The Effects of Anti-depressants on Brain Chemistry and Function
Depression is a mood disorder characterised by low mood and a wide range of other possible symptoms, which will vary from person to person. Major depression is the most prevalent psychological disorder in the western world, yet current figures suggest that anti-depressants are effective in as little as a third of cases.
Investigating new treatments for Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic disease includes asthma, eczema and hay fever and affects up to 20-30% of the UK population. Eczema or atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common skin disease in the UK and the incidence and prevalence is increasing. There is significant morbidity and impact on quality of life to individuals.
Using genomic information in the diagnosis of young adults with diabetes
Studying the use of genetics for the differential diagnosis of young adult-onset diabetes and in the optimisation of their management.
Improving anticoagulation management
What do systematic reviews tell us about how to improve anticoagulation management?