Academic Staff


       This is the powerhouse of the Biomedical Research Unit, they are involved in study and protocol design, ethics, governance and study delivery, they work very closely with the management / administration, clinical and technical teams.  The academic staff range from internationally recognised leaders in their field, NIHR senior investigators, ‘rising stars’ and early career researchers from a broad spectrum of clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.  If you have a question about the ‘what’ of our work these are the people who will know.
       

       


       

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        • James King - Senior Research Associate

          Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity BRU Research Interests Interaction between exercise and diet and their interaction with energy balance, metabolism and chronic disease. Sport and Exercise Exercise Physio Read more

        • Melanie J Davies - Professor of Diabetes Medicine

          Professor Melanie Davies

          Diabetes Research Centre, College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, University of Leicester, Director of NIHR Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) in Diet, Lifestyle & Nutrition, Affiliated to the Department of Heal Read more

        • David Stensel - Reader in Exercise Metabolism

          David Stensel, PhD Reader in Exercise Metabolism Research Interests Exercise and appetite regulation Exercise and cardiovascular disease risk Current research projects Interaction between genetics, exercise, appetite and gut ho Read more

        • Danielle Bodicoat - Researcher in Medical Statistics

          Danielle Bodicoat

          Dr Danielle Bodicoat Researcher in Medical Statistics Research interests: Analysis of clinical trials and epidemiological studies Analysis of large datasets Public health epidemiology Measurement of physical activity and sedenta Read more

        • Gary O'Donovan - Researcher

          Gary O’Donovan, Ph.D. Researcher in Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health Research interests Observational research, including cross-sectional studies of fatness, fitness and cardiometabolic risk factors (O&a Read more

        • Patrice Carter - Research Associate

          Dr Patrice Carter

          Patrice Carter, BSc, MSc, MMedSci, PhD Diabetes, Nutrition and Lifestyle Research Associate Research Interests: Dietary intake and the prevention of diabetes Obesity Obesity related surgery Research Projects: ADIPOSE study: An Read more

        • Deirdre Harrington - Lecturer

          Diedre Harrington

          Deirdre M. Harrington PhD Lecturer in Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health, Diabetes Research Centre, University of Leicester Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Read more

        • Charlotte Edwardson - Senior Lecturer

          Charlotte Edwards

          Charlotte Edwardson, BSc, MSc, PhD Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit Affiliate Leicester Clinical Trials U Read more

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        • Academic Staff

          This is the powerhouse of the Biomedical Research Unit, they are involved in study and protocol design, ethics, governance and study delivery, they work very closely with the management / administration, clinical and ... Read more

        • Clinical Staff

          Clinical staff

          This is our dedicated team of staff who will be welcoming you and supporting you through your study visits. It is also quite likely that they will be talking you through some ... Read more

        • Managers & Admin

          This is a small friendly team whose work supports the wider activities of the unit. We are involved in finance, recruitment, patient and public involvement and communications. We also co-ordinate the ... Read more

        • PhD Students

          Are a creative and enthusiastic bunch and are supported in writing, developing and delivering on individual projects within the BRU. They are all very well versed in their respective subject areas, ... Read more

        • Technical Staff

          This is our team of skilled staff who ensure the smooth running of both our exercise laboratory and our biomarker analysis and discovery laboratory. If you want to know ‘what’s the best way ... Read more

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