Clinical Studies Advisory Group

The Diabetes Research Network (DRN) provides a national infrastructure for large-scale research in diabetes. The Network currently involves eight Local Research Networks (LRNs) which coordinate the recruitment of patients, participants or clinical teams for the large-scale research studies 'adopted' by the Network.

The network also has a Clinical Studies Advisory Group (CSAG) with the remit of overseeing the portfolio, working with the Department of Health and funders groups to set research strategy and addressing any gaps in the portfolio with input from members of the new research groups.

Membership of CSAG

Current members of the Clinical Studies Advisory Group:

  • Professor Simon Heller
  • Professor Stephanie Amiel
  • Professor Helen Colhoun
  • Professor David Dunger
  • Iain Frame
  • Alexandria Moseley
  • Dr Rowan Hillson MBE
  • Dr David R McCance
  • Dr Peter Scanlon
  • Professor Angela Shore
  • Susan de Jesus
  • Fiona Kennon
  • Nicola Moxey

Name
Professor Simon Heller (chair)
Position
Professor of Clinical Diabetes;
Director of R&D, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust
Address
Section of Human Metabolisms
Division of Clinical Sciences (North)
Northern General Hospital
Herries Road
Sheffield
S5 7AU
Biography
Simon Heller is Professor of Clinical Diabetes at the University of Sheffield and Director of Research and Development and Honorary Consultant Physician at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. He received his clinical diabetes training at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham and his research training at the University of Nottingham and Washington University, St Louis, USA. His current research interests include the physiological responses to hypoglycaemia and hypoglycaemia unawareness, pathophysiological mechanisms of sudden death in Type 1 diabetes and developing interventions to encourage more effective diabetes self-management. He was Editor in Chief of Diabetic Medicine between 2000 and 2004. He is currently a member of Diabetes UK Research Committee, JDRF Scientific Review Board and the MRC College of Experts.
Email
s.heller@sheffield.ac.uk

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Name
Professor Stephanie Amiel
Position
RD Lawrence Professor of Diabetic Medicine
Address
Kings Denmark Hill Campus
Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
Guys, Kings and St Thomas Bessemer Road
London
SE5 9PJ
Biography
Stephanie Amiel is the RD Lawrence Professor of Diabetic Medicine at King's College London, the first UK Chair in this field and is also Honorary Consultant Physician to King's College Hospital London, where she has particular responsibility for intensive insulin therapy and insulin pump services and the diabetic pregnancy services.
Her academic interests include hypoglycaemia in diabetes; metabolic neuroimaging; brain insulin senstivity/resistance and the central responses to eating.
She is also clinical director (diabetes) of the King's College Hospital Clinical Islet transplant programme, which is actively transplanting patients with Type 1 diabetes under the Edmonton protocol and is a member of the Diabetes UK Islet Transplant Consortium.
She has published widely in these areas, and in addition to original research, publishes texts and teaching materials in her fields.
She is Chairman of the National DAFNE Executive committee and also of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation UK's Medical Advisory Committee and serves on a number of research grant assessment panels and Advisory Boards to Industry.
Email
stephanie.amiel@kcl.ac.uk

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Name
Professor Helen Colhoun
Address
Epidemiology and Public Health
Community Health Sciences Division
University of Dundee
Mackenzie Building,Kirsty Semple Way
Dundee
DD2 4BF
Email
h.colhoun@chs.dundee.ac.uk

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Name
Professor David Dunger
Position
Professor of Paediatrics
Address
Department of Paediatrics
University of Cambridge
Box 116, Level 8
Addenbrooke's Hospital
Hills Road
Cambridge
CB2 2QQ
Biography
David Dunger received training in Paediatric Endocrinology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street.
Between 1986 and 2000 he was Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, and later Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology, at the John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford.
In 2000 he moved to Addenbrooke's Hospital, University of Cambridge to take up The Second Chair in Paediatrics.
He has a particular interest in the pathophysiology of diabetes during childhood and adolescence and the genetic environmental interactions which determine size at birth and childhood growth.
Telephone
01223 336 886
Email
dbd25@cam.ac.uk

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Name
Iain Frame
Position
Director of Care, Information and Advocacy/ Director of Research
Address
Diabetes UK
Macleod House
10 Parkway
Camden
London
NW1 7AA
Email
iain.frame@diabetes.org.uk

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Name
Alexandria Moseley
Address
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
19 Angel Gate
City Road
London
EC1V 2PT
Email
alexandriamose@aol.com

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Name
Dr Rowan Hillson MBE
Position
National Clinical Director for Diabetes
Address
Department of Health
Wellington House
London
SE1 8UG
Email
rowan.hillson@dh.gsi.gov.uk

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Name
Dr David R McCance
Address
Regional Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes
Royal Victoria Hospital
Belfast
BT12 6BA
Email
david.mccance@royalhospitals.n-i.nhs.uk

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Name
Dr Peter Scanlon
Position
National Co-ordinator
Address
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme
Department of Ophthalmology
Cheltenham General Hospital
Sandford Road
Cheltenham
GL53 7AN
Biography
Dr Peter Scanlon was appointed as National Co-ordinator for the Screening Programme for Sight-threatening Diabetic Retinopathy in England in July 2002.
He works as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Gloucestershire Eye Unit and is Clinical Lead for the Gloucestershire Diabetic Eye Screening Service, which won the Modernisation Award in the NHS Health and Social Care Awards 2001, and the Ophthalmology Section of the Hospital Doctor of the Year Award 2002 and his work was acknowledged by a BMA publication in January 2006. He was awarded an MD thesis by the University of London in April 2005 and has published extensively in the field of Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) and Screening for DR. Dr Scanlon also works as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Oxford Eye Hospital, as Clinical Lead for the Oxfordshire Diabetic Eye Screening Service and is a Visiting Fellow of Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford.
Email
peter.scanlon@glos.nhs.uk

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Name
Professor Angela Shore
Position
Director of the Institute of Biomedical & Clinical Research
Address
The Peninsula Medical School
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Barrack Road
Exeter
EX2 5AX
Email
angela.shore@pms.ac.uk

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Name
Susan de Jesus
Position
Patient Advocate
Email
Please email m.lodemore@imperial.ac.uk and messages will be forwarded on.

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Name
Fiona Kennon
Position
Patient Advocate
Email
Please email m.lodemore@imperial.ac.uk and messages will be forwarded on.

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Name
Nicola Moxey
Position
Patient Advocate
Email
Please email m.lodemore@imperial.ac.uk and messages will be forwarded on.

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