Academic Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Research Team
Research, Development and Innovation

Academic Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Team

Academic Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (ADEM) based at the Allam Diabetes Centre is a pioneering centre that combines clinical research and education along with clinical care in diabetes, endocrine and metabolic diseases. By promoting world-class research, we aim to enhance our understanding of these diseases and accelerate the search for novel treatment options and cures.

In partnership with the University of Hull and Hull York Medical School, we at the cutting edge of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism research; pioneering research to understand better and combat these conditions as well as supporting those living with them.

Our clinical and academic researchers, based in state-of-the-art facilities at the Allam Diabetes Centre, have research and clinical expertise in diabetes, obesity, cardiometabolic diseases and various hormonal illnesses. We deliver world-class research and innovation mainly in four areas: clinical drugs / devices trials, epidemiological research, lifestyle research and applied research. We specialise in type 1 and 2 diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, metabolic bone health, cardiometabolic disease, and dietetics and nutrition research. 

Our experts include senior clinical academics, consultant endocrinologists, clinical research fellows, specialist trainees, research nurses, diabetes and endocrinology specialist nurses, specialist dieticians, laboratory technicians, DXA technicians, administrative and support staff and a research unit manager. We have purpose-built research facilities including body imaging and DXA scanning to measure bone mineral density and body composition, dedicated laboratories, a sports science laboratory, ultrasound and access to a large pool of patients interested in clinical research.

We collaborate with experts within the University of Hull, including the Biomedical institute for Multimorbidity, Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Hull Health Trials Unit, Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research, Psychology and Social Work. We also have close links with the industry, in addition to various national and international collaborators.

In 2022, the team was awarded the prestigious title of “Best Patient Experience” at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network awards for Yorkshire and Humber.

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