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 Kirsty Wensley

Kirsty Wensley

Research Nurse

 01392 408181

 RILD Building 

 

University of Exeter Medical School, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK

Overview

Kirsty has worked as a research nurse within the NIHR Exeter Clinical Research Facility (CRF) since 2008. Following her training as a nurse she has worked within a variety of settings including emergency medicine, surgery and prisons before moving into the research environment.

She developed a particular interest in monogenic forms of diabetes when working with Dr Anna Steele on her 2013 PhD project looking at a monogenic form of hyperglycaemia. This hyperglycaemia is caused by a mutation in the glucokinase gene.

Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Clinical Nursing
  • Postgraduate Certificate in genetic healthcare
  • Foundation Degree in Performance Practice

Research

Research interests

Kirsty’s research interest includes:

Monogenic diabetes/MODY

Type 2 diabetes

Early phase studies

 

Research projects

Current Projects:

  • EXTEND (Exeter 10,000)
  • Diabetes variant study
  • EXALT
  • Startright study
  • PROACT study

Teaching

Supervision / Group

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