Dr Pamela Bowman
Academic Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Genetics
University of Exeter Medical School, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK
I am an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Genetics with an interest in neonatal diabetes and precision treatment of monogenic neurodevelopmental disorders. I am based in Professor Hattersley's clinical and monogenic diabetes research teams for academic work and in the Clinical Gentics department at the RDUH NHS Trust for clinical work.
King’s College Cambridge University (2001-2004): MA medical sciences class 2:1 (cellular and genetic pathology, immunology and physiology). Dissertation on prognostic markers and therapeutic strategies in prostate cancer.
Imperial College London (2004-2007): MBBS with Distinction in clinical science and clinical practice.
University of Exeter (2017 – 2019): MSc in Genomic Medicine with Distinction
University of Exeter (2015 – 2020): PhD Fellowship ‘Assessing the glycaemic and CNS response to sulphonylureas in patients with KCNJ11 mutations’, Diabetes UK Sir George Alberti Clinical Research Training Fellowship. Pass with no corrections.
Diabetes UK Young Investigator Award (£1000). 8th March 2019. Awarded for best oral presentation by investigator under 35 years of age at Diabetes UK National APC, Liverpool 2019.
Devon & Exeter Medical Society Postgraduate Prize for junior doctors (£500) June 2017. Awarded for best presentation of research from doctors up to Registrar level in the South West Peninsula – ‘Precision Medicine at it’s best: The impact of KCNJ11 mutations and response to treatment with sulphonylureas.’
Academy of Medical Sciences South West Regional Poster and Presentation Prize, clinical category (£250) May 2017. ‘Sulphonylureas are a highly effective long-term treatment for KCNJ11 neonatal diabetes: The first 10-year follow-up study of a large international cohort.’
Gillian Page Research Prize 2015, Royal College of Psychiatrists Child and Adolescent Faculty (£500). Essay – ‘Characterising the psychiatric and neuropsychological phenotype in children with KCNJ11 neonatal diabetes.’
Core Psychiatric Trainee of the Year 2013, Royal College of Psychiatrists (£300, book vouchers). Ceremony held at Royal Society of Medicine, London, on 14th November 2013.
Outstanding F2 trainee 2008/2009 (£50). Awarded by Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust based on portfolio and supervisors’ recommendations.
Devon & Exeter Medical Society Postgraduate Prize for junior doctors (£1000) March 2009. Awarded for best presentation of research from doctors up to Registrar level in the South West Peninsula – ‘Developing a novel simple test of insulin secretion.
J&V Shaw Memorial Prize 2002 (£50). Awarded for best coursework in year group at Cambridge University in Preparing for Patients module.
Rowe Prize King’s College Cambridge 2004. Awarded by Council of King’s College to persons showing an original, creative and enthusiastic approach to their subject.
Dr Cockburn Scholarship 2004-2007 (£300/year). Awarded by Imperial College London for outstanding performance at interview.
Frederick Bird Prize 2006. Awarded by Imperial College London for performance in Obstetrics and Gynaecology final examination.
Merits: MBBS Part 3 written examinations in General Medicine and General Surgery (2003), MBBS Part 5 written examinations in Paediatrics and Psychiatry (2006)
Distinctions: MBBS Part 5 written examinations in Pathology (2006), MBBS Part 6 written examinations in clinical practice and clinical science (2007).
MRCPCH Part 1a 12/05/09, 1b 07/09/10, Part 2 written 12/04/11, Part 2 clinical 21/06/11
MRCPsych Paper 1 24/7/12, Paper 2 09/10/12, Paper 3 16/04/13, CASC 20/01/2015
Academic Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Genetics (August 2021-current)
Postdoctoral clinical research fellow, University of Exeter (June 2020 – August 2021)
Clinical research fellow (OOPR), University of Exeter (September 2014 – September 2020)
Core trainee in Psychiatry (CT3), Devon Partnership NHS Trust (September 2020 – May 2021)
NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry (CT2), Devon Partnership NHS Trust (September 2013 – August 2014)
Core trainee in Psychiatry, Devon Partnership NHS Trust (CT1) (August 2011 – August 2013)
NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow / ST1 in Paediatrics, RD&E NHS Foundation Trust (May 2010 – July 2011)
FY2 Academic Medicine RD&E NHS FT (August 2008 – July 2009) Diabetes / endocrinology, acute medicine, research
FY1 South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (August 2007 – August 2008) Vascular / general surgery, endocrinology / general medicine, paediatrics
Research group links
Neonatal diabetes, monogenic diabetes, neurodevelopmental disorders, precision medicine
Impact of Sulphonylureas on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in KCNJ11-related Intermediate Developmental Delay, Epilepsy and Neonatal Diabetes (iDEND) Syndrome. Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT05751525.
- 2017 Humane Society
'Roadmaps to human biology-based disease research' review article grant
- 2016 Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK Sir George Alberti Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Monday - Friday 9-5pm, half time research and half time clinical practice