Diabetes Clinical Trials Unit

The Diabetes Clinical Research Unit is a service linked with the Department of Diabetes,

Endocrinology and Metabolism at Royal North Shore Hospital. Its mission is to provide a cohesive, quality-controlled approach to investigator-based and externally funded clinical and basic research. The Diabetes clinical research unit is Involved in numerous international and national clinical trials encompassing diabetes, obesity, and associated metabolic diseases. Diabetes research includes research into Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, diabetes in pregnancy, and into the prevention of diabetes.

The Endocrine and Diabetes Clinical Research Unit comprises of a Clinical Research Manager, four Clinical Trial Coordinators, Research Fellows, and Study Investigators.


Diabetes: Associate Professor Sarah Glastras

Senior Staff Specialist, Endocrinology, Royal North Shore Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney

Endocrine: Associate Professor Rory Clifton-Bligh

Head of Department, Endocrinology, Royal North Shore Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney
Co-Director, Cancer Genetics, Kolling Institute

Clinical Professor Greg Fulcher

Senior Staff Specialist, Endocrinology, Royal North Shore Hospital
Clinical Professor, Medicine, University of Sydney

Dr Emma Scott

Staff Specialist, Endocrinology, Royal North Shore Hospital
Senior Lecturer, Medicine, University of Sydney

Dr Natassia Rodrigo

Visiting Medical Officer, Royal North Shore Hospital
Clinical Lecturer, University of Sydney

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