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 Suzanne Hammersley

Suzanne Hammersley

Paediatric and Adult Diabetes Specialist Nurse (Research)

 01392 408189

 RILD Building 


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


Suzie is a Paediatric and Adult Diabetes Specialist Nurse (Research) in the NIHR Exeter Clinical Research Facility (CRF) having joined the team in 2011. Suzie has worked at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital since 1986, initially working in Accident and Emergency, then working as both an Adult and Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse for over 10 years.

Alongside her role in the CRF, Suzie is also the Genetic Diabetes Nurse (GDN) for Plymouth and Cornwall, this team of specialist nurses provides support for healthcare professionals and patients across the UK by improving awareness of monogenic diabetes and increasing the integration of molecular genetic testing into diabetes care.



Enrolled Nurse - 1985

RGN -1995

Caring for people with Diabetes -1996

Diploma in Clinical Leadership – 2000

DAFNE Educator and Trainer 2004/5

Master Modules in research methodology, Diabetes and Ethics – 2003-5


Research interests

Suzie’s research interests include:

  • Monogenic diabetes/MODY
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Type 1 diabetes 

Research projects

Current Projects:

  • EXE-T1D: Understanding beta-cell destruction through the study of EXtremely Early-onset Type 1 diabetes
  • StartRight
  • TIGI
  • DIVA: DIabetes VAriants
  • KARE: Ketamine for reduction of Alcoholic RElapse



Supervision / Group

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