Our research falls into three categories:
Obesity and diabetes
Obesity and Diabetes
We currently have research interests in several areas of obesity and diabetes. These include the impact that body composition has on metabolic parameters such as insulin resistance and pancreatic beta-cell function. We also currently work in cell models to study the roles of sex hormones and plant-derived polyphenolic molecules on insulin secretion and action and cell turnover.
The increase in longevity seen in the UK and other developed nations is one of the largest challenges to health, economics and social care that we face in the coming decades. Our research in both basic and clinical science focuses on the regulation of cellular ageing by metabolism and metabolic disorders.
Our research, aided by surgical collaborator Amtul Carmichael, looks into two aspects of breast cancer. Firstly, we have exciting data regarding membrane proteins and breast cancer, and secondly we are studying the role of body fat in breast cancer aggression.
If you are interested in finding out about any of these studies please contact us.