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Careers profiles


Working in endocrinology and diabetes caters for a fascinatingly varied career where you can express your individuality clinically, professionally and personally. Here endocrinologists share their experiences of how they got started, what their jobs involve, the skills that they use and why a career in endocrinology is the place to be.



From a clinician's perspective... 


Dr Barbara McGowan

Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London

Dr Robert Semple

Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist, Reader in Metabolism and Endocrinology at University of Cambridge

Professor Ursula Kaiser

Professor at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension at Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr Carel le Roux

Consultant in Metabolic Medicine at Imperial College London, Chair of Experimental Pathology at University College Dublin

Professor Maria-Christina Zennaro

Inserm research Director at the Paris Cardiovascular Research Center

Professor Antonio Vidal-Puig

Professor of Molecular Nutrition and Metabolism, at Cambridge University and Addenbrooke’s Hospital

From a scientist's perspective...  


Professor V. Craig Jordan

Professor of Breast Medical Oncology and Molecular and Cellular Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas

Dr Caroline Gorvin

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research Career Development Fellow at University of Birmingham

Professor David Hodson

Professorial Research Fellow at University of Birmingham

Professor Leanne Hodson

Professor of Metabolic Physiology at University of Oxford

Dr Matthew Simmonds

University Research Lecturer at OCDEM, University of Oxford

Professor Julia Buckingham

Vice-Chancellor and President of Brunel University London

Professor Kevin Murphy

Professor of Endocrinology & Metabolism at Imperial College London

Dr Giles Yeo

Principal Research Associate at University of Cambridge

From a nurse's perspective... 


Miriam Asia

Clinical Nurse Specialist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Andrea Mason

Clinical Nurse Specialist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham