Research Project Manager
+44 (0) 1392 408183
RILD Building 2.15
University of Exeter Medical School, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK
Michelle joined the NIHR Exeter Clinical Research Facility (CRF) and UEMS as Research Project Manager in 2010. Her role entails working up and managing research studies (often multi-centred) for academics using the CRF or CTU, from concept to full study and beyond.
Michelle currently manages several diabetes research studies, including the DUK-funded EXE-T1D study of extremely early-onset Type 1 diabetes and the EU-funded DIRECT Consortium Type 2 Diabetes Progression study.
She also manages two ‘recruit by genotype’ studies exploring the role of genetic variation on insulin secretion and sensitivity defects (DIVA), and improving our understanding of how fat in the body works (fATDIVA), with the aim of identifying why some people develop Type 2 diabetes. Previous studies include: the UNITED Project (funded by Wellcome Trust/Dept of Health), a 3 year multi-centre study that tested a complete care pathway for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of young-onset diabetes; and the MRC-ABPI ProMASTER study looking at drug response to specific second- and third-line classes of treatment for Type 2 diabetes. These studies successfully met their objectives and will lead to several important publications and further research.
Prior to joining the UEMS, Michelle worked as a primary school teacher with a particular interest in Science, Design & Technology, English and PE. Her career began in medical publishing in London before moving to the west country.
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- BSc (Southampton)
- 2003 Qualified Teacher Status
2010 – Present: Research Project Manager, University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health, and NIHR Exeter Clinical Research Facility
Class Teacher (with additional Teaching and Learning Responsibilities)
Partner and founder of Bougham Trout Farm
Health Sciences Promotions Manager - W.B. Saunders and Baillière Tindall (medical and nursing publishers)
Michelle currently manages research in the areas of diabetes and genetic variants that may influence insulin production and processing, and fat storage. In the future, her role can be applied across other areas of medical and experimental research.
- EXE-T1D (EXtremely Early-onset Type 1 Diabetes) - DUK funded (CI: Dr Richard Oram)
- DIVA (DIabetes VAriants) – MRC funded (CI: Prof T Frayling)
- fATDIVA (for Adipose Tissue DIabetes VAriants – ERC funded (CI: Prof T Frayling)
- DIRECT T2D Progression – EU DIRECT Consortium (CI: Prof M Walker)
- ProMASTER – MRC funded (CI: Prof A Hattersley)
- UNITED – Wellcome Trust/DoH funded (CI: Prof A Hattersley)
UK Trial Managers Network (UKTMN)
Exeter Clinical Trials Support Network (ECTSN)
Publications by category
Publications by year
A session for BSc Medical Sciences Optional Module (Year 3)
Managing Clinical Trials: Putting Science into Practice (CSC4004)