Diabetes and Cardiovascular Research Group (DCRG)

Welcome to the webpage of the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Research group, a diverse group that brings together diabetes and cardiovascular disease researchers from across the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing with the aim of improving patient treatment and quality of life through inter-disciplinary research. Our expertise spans basic cell and molecular biology, drug design and delivery, diagnostics, and patient monitoring using the latest mobile health technology. We work with patients, clinicians, and international experts to investigate basic mechanisms of the disease process and to make sure that our research will have a positive translational impact on the lives of people with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Our research is focused into three main themes:

  1. The pathology of diabetes and its role in cardiovascular disease and other complications
    Natasha Hill, Mike Stolinski, Paul Waller, J-C Nebel,
    Mark Fielder, Andrew Snabaitis, Francesca Arrigoni, Fran Mackenzie
  2. Technology in patient care and well-being
    Reem Kayyali, Nada Philip, J-C Nebel, Anil Vangala,
    Raid Alany, Sarah Barman
  3. Exercise and nutrition in diabetes care and prevention
    Judith Allgrove, Hannah Moir, Hilda Mulrooney


Core MembersHonorary Members
Raid Alany (Pharmacy and Chemistry)Dr Donatella Casiglia, Consultant
Diabetologist at Bromley Hospital
Judith Allgrove (Sport Sciences)
Francesca Arrigoni (Pharmacy and Chemistry)Chris Easton (Sport Sciences)
Sarah Barman (Computing)Barbara Pierscionek
Mark Fielder (Life Sciences) Current Research Students
Natasha Hill (Life Sciences) Emma Ashley
Reem Kayyali (Pharmacy and Chemistry) Amtul Bhunnoo
Hannah Moir (Sport Sciences) Simone Benedetti (Life Sciences)
Hilda Mulrooney (Nutrition) Amanda Dandagama (Life Sciences)
Jean-Christophe Nebel (Computing) Cristina Domingos
Nada Philip (Computing) Olga Eleftheriadou (Life Sciences)
Andrew Snabaitis (Pharmacy and Chemistry) Najma Easa
Mike Stolinski (Life Sciences) Nico Lambri (Life Sciences)
Anil Vangala (Pharmacy and Chemistry) Basu Paudyal (Life Sciences)
Paul Waller (Life Sciences) Aliki Peletidi (Pharmacy & Chemistry)
Fran Mackenzie Jamila Rahim
  Revanth Rayasam (Pharmacy & Chemistry)
Associate Members Katrina Viloria (Life Sciences)
Mark Carew (Pharmacy and Chemistry) Shamaine King
Gary Forster-Wilkins (Life Sciences) Johanna Laibe
Lucy Jones (SEC) Mahfuja Bulu
Declan Naughton (Life Sciences)  
Nigel Page (Life Sciences) Past Research Students
Steve Robinson (Life Sciences) Madhuri Dandamudi (Life Sciences)
  Pablo Domene (Sports Sciences)
Post-doctoral Scientists Nirun Hewawasam (Life Sciences)
Jonathan Cowan Bassel Odeh (Computing)
  Claire Ryall (Life Sciences)
  Henry Taylor (Life Sciences)
  Dhwani Thakkar (Life Sciences)
Azfar Zahid (Life Sciences)
  Fadel Lhaf (Life Sciences)
  Geerthi Tharmadas (Life Sciences)

If you wish to contact the group please email Natasha Hill



Future Events

Upcoming events for this term will be posted here soon.

Please contact Natasha Hill for further details.

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Congratulations to Johanna Laibe

Congratulations to Johanna Laibe who has been recommended to be awarded an MSc by Research, subject …

DCRG researchers present poster at international meeting on heart research

DCRG researchers Dr Andrew Snabaitis and Dr Jonathan Cowan attended the 34th Meeting of the European …

Congratulations to Fadel Lhaf

Congratulations to Fadel Lhaf for passing his PhD viva, subject to minor corrections. Thanks to Mike …

British Heart Foundation funding awarded to Kingston University is helping to understand why heart cells die

Dr Andrew Snabaitis of the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Research Group (DCRG) was awarded one of nine …

Congratulations to Dr Olga Eleftheriadou

Congratulations to DCRG student Dr Olga Eleftheriadou for successfully passing her PhD viva! Olga’s PhD is …

Study explores the complexity of the SPARC family of proteins and their role in the pancreas

Final year PhD student Katrina Viloria

A recent study published by the group of Dr Natasha Hill in the journal Scientific Reports …

New study shows importance of Type 2A protein phosphatases in cardiac hypertrophy

A new study published this month by Dr Olga Eleftheriadou and Dr Andrew Snabaitis shows for …

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