Patrice Carter - Research Associate

      Patrice Carter, BSc, MSc, MMedSci, PhD

      Diabetes, Nutrition and Lifestyle Research Associate

      Dr Patrice Carter

      Research Interests:

      • Dietary intake and the prevention of diabetes
      • Obesity
      • Obesity related surgery

      Research Projects:

      • ADIPOSE study: Analysing Differences in glycaemic control Immediately Post Obesity Surgery.
      • BYPaSS: A Bariatric surgerY ProSpective cohort Study.
      • 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) and 8-oxo7, 8-dihydroguanosine (8-oxoGuo) as potential biomarkers of oxidative stress.
      • PODD Study; The PeriOdontal Disease and Diabetes Study - An opportunistic screening study
      • Trace elements and diabetes risk

      Professional Activities:

      • UKVRN Associate Nutritionist
      • Member of the Nutrition Society

      Current Teaching Activities:

      • MSc inDiabetes:
      • Co-Lead the Prevention, Screening and Early Detection module
      • Teach on the New and Advanced Therapies module
      • Teach on the Diabetes and Obesity module
      • Lead the Systematic Review training session
      • Member of theSenior Teaching Fellow Group
      • Personal tutor to all international full-time students

      Contact Details:

      Leicester Diabetes Centre, Broadleaf
      The University of Leicester
      Leicester General Hospital LE5 4PW

      T: 0116 258 4323



      1. J Henson, T Yates, CL Edwardson, K Khunti, D Talbot, LJ Gray, TM Leigh, P Carter, MJ Davies; Sedentary Time and Markers of Chronic Low-Grade Inflammation in a High Risk Population: Plos One 2013, 8 (10) e78350
      2. M Chilton, A Dunkley, P Carter, MJ Davies, K Khunti, LJ Gray; The effect of anti-obesity drugs on waist circumference: a mixed treatment comparison: Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism; DOI:10.1111/dom.12198
      3. P Carter, LJ Gray, DH Morris, MJ Davies, K Khunti; South Asian individuals at high risk of type 2 diabetes have lower plasma vitamin C levels than White Europeans: Journal of Nutritional Science 2013 vol. 2, e21
      4. P Carter, F Achana, J Troughton, LJ Gray, K Khunti, MJ Davies; Mediterranean diets are no more effective than other dietary strategies for improving glycaemic control: A network meta-analysis: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics; doi:10.1111/jhn.12138
      5. P Carter, LJ Gray, D Talbot, DH Morris, K Khunti, MJ Davies; Fruit and vegetable intake and the association with glucose parameters: A cross-sectional analysis of the Let’s Prevent Diabetes Study: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 2013 (67) 12-17
      6. P Carter, K Khunti, MJ Davies; Dietary Recommendations for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: What are They Based on? Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism 2011; doi:10.1155/2011/847202
      7. P Carter, LJGray, JTroughton, K Khunti & MJ Davies; Fruit and vegetable intake and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis: BMJ 2010; 431: c4229
      8. SS Kaundun, IA Zelaya, RP Dale, AJ Lycett, P Carter, KR Sharples and E McIndoe; Importance of the P106S Target-Site Mutation in Conferring Resistance to Glyphosate in a Goosegrass (Eleusine indica) Population from the Philippines: Weed Science 2008; 56: 637–646 (Winner of Weed Science Society of American outstanding paper award 2010)
      9. L Peacock, P Carter, S Powers & A Karp; Geographic variation in phenotypic traits in Phratora Spp. and the effects of conditioning on feeding preference: Entomological Experimentalis at Applicata 2003; 109: 31-37