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Metabolic and Endocrine

Metabolic and Endocrine

Our role is to support the delivery of high quality clinical research in Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders and manage participant recruitment to time and target, both for studies which are led from Scotland, and studies led from other nations which Scottish sites are participating in.  We provide support in the following areas:

  • Managing the study portfolio record
  • Monitoring the attainment of recruitment targets
  • Providing advice on study design and feasibility
  • Troubleshooting issues with poor recruitment
  • Identifying potential sites for studies
  • Facilitating access to resource to support research, for example through Clinical Research Facility (CRF) Research Nurses.
  • Facilitating research links and networking

At the moment we support approximately 20 Metabolic and Endocrine studies, about half of which are led from Scotland. 

Metabolic and Endocrine Studies

We focus on research that deals with the investigation, diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of all metabolic and endocrine disorders. Our aim is to have a beneficial impact on quality of life by ensuring that people who have metabolic and endocrine disorders have the opportunity to know about, and participate in relevant clinical research studies.

We support and promote research:

  • involving medicines for metabolic and endocrine disorders
  • of thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, gonads and associated diseases
  • involving nutrition, hypoglycaemia, obesity and dyslipidaemia
  • into genetics, inherited metabolic diseases and reproductive endocrinology
  • into bone disease such as osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease
  • developing imaging technology such as MRI and CT and PET scanning
  • into surgery for endocrine disorders and bariatric surgery for obesity

Patient, carer and public information

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Key Contacts

Specialty Lead: Professor Graham Leese

Performance Manager: Sharon Southern (Interim)

Administrator: Jillian Strachan