Clinical Academic Training

Multimorbidity at Any Age (project 2) - General Practice/Geriatric Medicine/Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus

Burden of Multimorbidity In Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic populations and years of life lost

Many countries, including the United Kingdom, have now become ethnically diverse. Despite the growing epidemiological research, there remains limited evidence on the relationship between the different ethnic groups and the burden of multimorbidity (MM) on life expectancy. In this project, both the UK Biobank and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) databases will be used to clarify the relationship between ethnicity, MM and life expectancy. By estimating associations in terms of years of life lost, this project will help elucidate the role of MM on the risk of death across different ages.

The fellow will be hosted within the Diabetes Research Centre (DRC), ranked within the top 3 leading diabetes research centres in Europe and within the top six internationally.The centre hosts a multi-disciplinary team of experts and infrastructure, including the East Midlands Centre for BME Health and the Real-World Evidence Unit. Over the last 10 years the LDC has attracted more than £40 million in grant income and generated over 600 articles mostly from big data sets. There have also been 125 publications on ethnic health.

The Diabetes Research Centre has a strong track record of supervising clinical academic trainees. Under our supervision four of our NIHR fellows, secured follow-on NIHR ACL posts. Two further completed PhD programmes, and a further three engaged in ongoing programmes. In addition to NIHR ACFs, we have supported a wider cohort of clinical academic trainees to undergo PhD programmes who have subsequently gone on to become consultants.

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