NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer
Claire graduated from medicine at Edinburgh University in 2005. After completion of her foundation training in Edinburgh, she was awarded an academic clinical fellowship and moved back to Newcastle to pursue her academic career in paediatrics.
In 2016 she was awarded an MRC clinical research fellowship, based both at Roslin Institute and the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre in Newcastle to investigate bone and growth in mouse models of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Alongside her laboratory work she secured funding from Duchenne Now to run a portfolio-adopted clinical trial investigating the use of testosterone replacement therapy for delayed puberty in adolescents with DMD (NCT02571205). She has recently received a grant from Duchenne UK for £228,562 to run an extension study of this project.
Claire was awarded her PhD in October 2019 and returned to Newcastle to take up an NIHR academic clinical lectureship alongside her GRID training in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes in September 2020. Her long-term goal is to become a leading academic in paediatric endocrinology with a specific interest in the muscle-bone unit and glucocorticoid effects on bone and growth.