The NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) would like to congratulate five of its members, who have been made Professors by the University of Leicester. They are Dr Charlotte Edwardson, Dr David Webb, Dr David Adlam, Dr Athanasios Saratzis and Dr Chris Talbot.
All five currently carry out life-changing research as part of the NIHR Leicester BRC through their academic roles at the University of Leicester and/or clinical roles at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
Professor of Diabetes Medicine, Melanie Davies, who is the Director of the NIHR Leicester BRC and Leicester Diabetes Centre, Leicester, said: “We are incredibly proud to see five of our members be made Professors.
“They have all contributed significantly to our understanding of health conditions, and their ongoing research will undoubtedly improve patient outcomes long in the future.”
Professor Charlotte Edwardson has been an Associate Professor in Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health at the Diabetes Research Centre, University of Leicester, since 2016.
Her research focuses on understanding the role of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes.
Professor David Webb is a Consultant Diabetologist at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Senior Lecturer in the College of Life Sciences at the University of Leicester.
Davis is a senior clinician and principal investigator for a number of studies; finding novel therapeutics for type 2 diabetes and obesity, and lifestyle-based interventions for the management and prevention of metabolic conditions. He also is a leading figure at the University of Leicester in teaching and has lead the Diabetes Masters programme.
Professor David Adlam is an interventional cardiologist with practice in coronary stenting and TAVI valve implantation. His research interests include rare cardiovascular diseases including spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), coronary aneurysms and ectasia (CAE) and fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD).
Professor Athanasios Saratzis is a vascular and endovascular surgeon with an interest in clinical and translational research. His clinical focus is complex peripheral revascularisation.
Professor Chris Talbot carries out research in the field of Medical Genetics at University of Leicester.
For more information on the NIHR Leicester BRC, please visit www.leicesterbrc.nihr.ac.uk