University of Exeter Medical School, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK
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.
- Advanced Diploma in Clinical Nursing
- Postgraduate Certificate in genetic healthcare
- Foundation Degree in Performance Practice
Kirsty’s research interest includes:
Type 2 diabetes
Early phase studies
- EXTEND (Exeter 10,000)
- Diabetes variant study
- Startright study
- PROACT study