Diabetes and Cardiovascular Research Group

Welcome to the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Research group (DCRG), a diverse group that brings together diabetes and cardiovascular disease researchers from across the Faculty, with the aim of improving patient treatment and quality of life through inter-disciplinary research.

Our expertise spans basic cell and molecular biology, drug design and delivery, diagnostics, and patient monitoring using the latest mobile health technology. We work with patients, clinicians, and international experts to investigate basic mechanisms of the disease process and to make sure that our research will have a positive translational impact on the lives of people with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Research themes

Our research is focused into three main themes:

The pathology of diabetes and its role in cardiovascular disease and other complications
Natasha Hill, Mike Stolinski, Paul Waller, J-C Nebel, Mark Fielder, Andrew Snabaitis, Francesca Arrigoni, Fran Mackenzie, Jess Buxton.

Technology in patient care and well-being
Reem Kayyali, Nada Philip, J-C Nebel, Anil Vangala, Raid Alany, Sarah Barman

Exercise and nutrition in diabetes care and prevention
Judith Allgrove, Hannah Moir, Hilda Mulrooney

Contact us

If you wish to find out more about the group, please contact Jess Buxton.

Core members

Associate members

Post-doctoral scientists

  • Jonathan Cowan

Honorary members

  • Dr Donatella Casiglia, Consultant Diabetologist at Bromley Hospital
  • Dr Chris Easton (Sport Sciences)
  • Barbara Pierscionek

Current research students

  • Emma Ashley
  • Amtul Bhunnoo
  • Simone Benedetti (Life Sciences)
  • Amanda Dandagama (Life Sciences)
  • Cristina Domingos
  • Olga Eleftheriadou (Life Sciences)
  • Najima Easa
  • Nico Lambri (Life Sciences)
  • Basu Paudyal (Life Sciences)
  • Aliki Peletidi (Pharmacy & Chemistry)
  • Jamila Rahim
  • Revanth Rayasam (Pharmacy & Chemistry)
  • Katrina Viloria (Life Sciences)
  • Shamaine King
  • Johanna Laibe
  • Mahfuja Bulu

Past research students

  • Pablo Domene (Sports Sciences)
  • Nirun Hewawasam (Life Sciences)
  • Bassel Odeh (Computing)
  • Claire Ryall (Life Sciences)
  • Henry Taylor (Life Sciences)
  • Dhwani Thakkar (Life Sciences)
  • Azfar Zahid (Life Sciences)
  • Fadel Lhaf (Life Sciences)
  • Geerthi Tharmadas (Life Sciences)

Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care and Education