The course is organised and led by Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at the School of Medicine, Cardiff University.
Responsible for the academic aspects of the programmes are:
Professor Colin Dayan
MA MBBS, FRCP, PhD
Colin trained in medicine at University College, Oxford, and Guy’s and Charing Cross Hospitals in London, UK before obtaining a PhD in the Immunology of Graves’ Disease in the Laboratory of Marc Feldmann. He then spent a year as an endocrine fellow at the Massachussetts General Hospital in Boston, USA before completing his specialist training in diabetes and endocrinology as a Lecturer in Bristol. He became a consultant senior lecturer in medicine (diabetes/endocrinology) at the University of Bristol in 1995 and Head of Clinical Research at the Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience and Endocrinology in Bristol in 2002. In 2010, he was appointed to the Chair of Clinical Diabetes and Metabolism and Head of Section at Cardiff University School of Medicine, and became Director of the Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine in 2011. He has a long established interest in translational research in the immunopathology of type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease and has published widely in both areas.
Dr Mohamed Hassanein
MB ChB, FRCP, MPhil
Currently a Consultant in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine in a district general hospital in North Wales, Mohamed has a special interest in macrovascular disease (MVD) in diabetes, erectile dysfunction in diabetes and thyroid disease. He has published a number of papers on MVD in diabetics, guidelines for management of diabetes in Ramadan and the effects of trace elements and some natural supplements in diabetes and hypertension. He also has a special interest in medical education.
Dr Julia Platts
MB BS, FRCP
Julia studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and undertook specialist training in Diabetes and Endocrinology in Wales. She was appointed Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology in Glan Clwyd Hospital in North Wales in 2002 and in 2008 moved to a consultant post in the University Hospital Llandough in Cardiff. She has a particular interest in type 1 diabetes, including insulin pump therapy, pregnancy and diabetes and diabetes in young adults.
Julia has also recently been appointed as National Clinical Lead for Wales for Diabetes.
Dr Richard Chudleigh
MBBCh, MD FRCP
Richard studied medicine at Cardiff University and completed his specialist training throughout Wales. His MD on Diabetic Nephropathy was supervised by Professor Owens and he has published widely in this area. He is a Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology in Singleton Hospital, Swansea in South Wales. Richard has a particular interest in diabetes in pregnancy, insulin pumps and diabetic foot disease.
Dr Neera Agarwal
MBBCh, MRCP, PHD
Neera studied medicine at Cardiff University and undertook specialist training in Diabetes and Endocrinology in Wales. She completed her PhD on Pharmacological Modulators of the Metabolic Syndrome at the University Hospital of Wales and is a Consultant Diabetologist at University Hospital Llandough in Cardiff. She has a special interest in type 1 diabetes, insulin pump therapy, transitional care, and diabetes structured education for patients and health professionals.
Responsible for the administrative aspects of the programmes are:
Julie has worked for the school of medicine since 2003 and been involved with the administration of the diabetes programmes since 2011. She enjoys travel, walking, theatre and spending time with her young family.
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Kate has worked for Cardiff University since 1999, as Professor David Owens' PA for a few years before finally settling into her role here at PGDE in 2011. She is a keen traveller and scuba diver, although these activities have taken a back step since having children and she's counting down the days until the youngest can learn to dive!
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Sophie is the newest member of the Diabetes Team and has been with the course part time since July 2012. Originally from Plymouth, she moved to Wales in 2007 to study at Cardiff University. In her spare time she enjoys running, reading and spending time with the family.
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Nan has worked for the Cardiff University since 2005 and been involved with the diabetes programmes since 2011 as a learning technologist. Apart from work, he likes badminton, photography and watching action movies with friends.
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