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Dr Shivani Misra

Role: Senior Clinical Lecturer in Diabetes & Consultant Physician in Metabolic Medicine

Institute: Imperial College London & Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Research & Interests: Dr Misra is a clinician scientist and leads a portfolio of studies that investigate early-onset type 2 diabetes, defined as a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in childhood or early-adulthood (<40 years). Early-onset type 2 diabetes is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular complications and earlier death, compared to later-onset type 2 diabetes and disproportionately affects people from Asian and black ethnic groups. In 2021, she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Career Development Fellowship for 5 years to specifically study the genetics and epidemiology of early-onset type 2 diabetes in different ethnic groups and is co-investigator on an NIHR programme grant that investigates the treatment of early-onset type 2 diabetes.

Shivani completed her PhD in monogenic diabetes in 2017 at Imperial College London, with sub-projects at the University of Exeter and Oxford University, which studied the phenotype of early-onset diabetes across ethnicities and the detection of monogenic diabetes. She remains PI of the MY DIABETES study set up in 2014, which phenotypes early-onset diabetes in three ethnic groups in the UK, highlighting the misdiagnosis of monogenic diabetes in some ethnic groups. The study recruited >1700 individuals with diabetes diagnosed <30 years from white, south Asian and black backgrounds.

In 2017 Dr Misra joined the Future Leaders Mentorship programme from the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes and in 2021 was awarded Quality in Care from NHS England for contributions to diabetes research / services.