Lifestyle, Prevention and Physiology
A wide range of factors can influence the risk of developing diabetes. Our world-leading research is helping to establish how our physiology and lifestyles can lead to diabetes, and strategies for prevention and management of the condition.
Our research encompasses a wide range of areas including obesity, diet and physical activity. We aim to understand the factors that are making it difficult to reverse the increasing levels of obesity in children and adults, including how the brain controls food intake and body weight. We want to develop more targeted treatment and interventions to support healthier lives. We are also supporting people to live well with diabetes, including elite athletes.
Lifestyle and Prevention - primary investigators
|Dr Kate Ellacott||Senior Lecturer||Animal models, hyperglycaemia, hypoglycaemia, impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, obesity, type 2 diabetes, neuroendocrinology, brain|
|Professor Rob Andrews||Associate Professor of Diabetes/Honorary Consultant in Diabetes||Exercise, Diet, Clinical studies, Obesity, education, Type 1, Type 2, B cell, insulin resistance, hyperglycaemia, hypoglycaemia|
|Dr Katarina Kos||Senior Lecturer (E&R) (Clinical)||Adipose tissue function, gene and protein expression and function, human physiology, weight loss, obesity related complications, fatty liver disease, tissue oxygenation, vascular disease|
|Dr Alan Barker||Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Exercise and Health||Exercise, cardio-metabolic diseases, type 1 diabetes, adolescents, metabolism, vascular health, high-intensity exercise, moderate-intensity exercise|
|Associate Professor||Type 2 diabetes, ageing, insulin resistance, skeletal muscle, lipid metabolism, nutrition, exercise physiology|
|Professor of Relational Health||Prevention, creating the conditions for health, engaged research|
|Senior Research Fellow in Child Health||BMI, diabetes risk factors, obesity, public and patient involvement, translational research|