Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Group

The Academic Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Group (ADEM) is a team of clinical and academic researchers, led by Professor Thozhukat Sathyapalan, with expertise in diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, exercise, dietetics, biochemistry, psychology and sociology.

ADEM delivers world-class research in four areas: clinical drugs trials; lifestyle research; biomedical research; and applied research. ADEM’s research findings have benefited those suffering from long-term conditions and led to significant advancement in treatment and medical knowledge. The group specialises in type 1 and 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, metabolic bone health, cardiovascular disease, and dietetics and nutrition. 

The group, which is a partnership between the Hull York Medical School and the University of Hull, is situated at Hull Royal Infirmary and the university campus. Aside from research, it also provides a range of outstanding academic postgraduate pathways and educational opportunities, including PhDs, MDs and MScs.  

ADEM’s excellent research facilities include body imaging and DEXA scanning to measures bone mineral density, dedicated laboratories, a sports science laboratory, ultrasound and access to a large pool of patients.