Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease research opportunities

The international diabetes foundation estimates that diabetes will affect 1 in 10 people worldwide by 2030. Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, as well as other complications that can ultimately lead to loss of sight or limb amputation.

Do you want to be involved in research that aims to cure these problems?


Projects are available for self-funding, either as an MSc by Research (1 year research degree full time/2 years part time) or PhD. To find out more about potential supervisors, please view the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Research Group.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss a project further, please email either the project supervisor or Dr Natasha Hill.

Candidates should have a 1st or 2(i) degree in a relevant bioscience subject (or be expecting to achieve this).

Please note that international students will need to demonstrate English language competence through a qualification equivalent to IELTS at the 6.5 grade.

For self-funded projects, view the current fees.


Future Events

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 …