Ewan Pearson

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Head of Division - Population Health & Genomics & Professor of Diabetic Medicine & Head of Clinical Translational Science & Director Dundee Clinical Academic Track

Bio

Biography

Ewan Pearson is Professor of Diabetic Medicine at the University of Dundee, Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh, and Honorary Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Dundee.   In the School of Medicine, he is the Head of Division, Population Health & Genomics, and the Director of the Dundee Clinical Academic Track. 

Professor Pearson obtained his medical degree from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, UK.  He undertook a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training fellowship with Prof Andrew Hattersley at the University of Exeter Medical School, UK and completed his PhD in the physiology and treatment of monogenic diabetes. He then moved to Dundee where he was supported by a Chief Scientist Office Clinician Scientisit fellowship and, more recently, by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.  Over the last ten years in Dundee his research interests have been in the phenotypic and genotypic determinants of drug response in diabetes, and in stratified approaches to the management of diabetes.  He leads the IMI-DIRECT project on stratification in type 2 diabetes and is strand 2 lead on the ABPI-MRC funded MASTERMIND project.  Ewan has been awarded the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Croom Lecture, an EASD Rising Star award, the Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Lecture and the EASD Minkowski Award for his work in these areas.

 

Publications

The Effect of Dapagliflozin on Glycaemic Control and other Cardiovascular Disease Risk factors in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients
11/2018, Diabetologia
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Genome-Wide and Abdominal MRI-Imaging Data Provides Evidence that a Genetically Determined Favourable Adiposity Phenotype is Characterized by Lower Ectopic Liver Fat and Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease and Hypertension
10/2018, Diabetes
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Evaluating associations between the benefits and risks of drug therapy in type 2 diabetes
10/2018, Clinical Epidemiology
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

A UK nationwide prospective study of treatment change in MODY
7/2018, Diabetologia
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Reflections on the Sulphonylurea Story. A Drug Class at Risk of Extinction?
11/2018, Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Review article

Zinc Transporter 8 Autoantibodies (ZnT8A) and a Type 1 Diabetes Genetic Risk Score Can Exclude Individuals With Type 1 Diabetes From Inappropriate Genetic Testing for Monogenic Diabetes
9/2018, Diabetes Care
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Letter

Pancreatic β-cell tRNA hypomethylation and fragmentation link TRMT10A deficiency with diabetes
9/2018, Nucleic Acids Research
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

A Type 1 Diabetes Genetic Risk Score Can Identify Patients With GAD65 Autoantibody-Positive Type 2 Diabetes Who Rapidly Progress to Insulin Therapy
9/2018, Diabetes Care
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Sharing data for future research-engaging participants' views about data governance beyond the original project
8/2018, Genetics in Medicine
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

The governance structure for data access in the DIRECT consortium
7/2018, Life Sciences, Society and Policy
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

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Press

DNA variant affects diabetes risk and treatment response

Ewan Pearson, Colin Palmer & Louise Donnelly

1/05/13

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



Activities

ESPT meeting Catania, Sicilly

Ewan Pearson (Speaker)
4 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

EASD Genetics Study Group, Leiden

Ewan Pearson (Speaker)
12 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

The Croom Lecture - Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Ewan R. Pearson (Speaker)
2006

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk