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Dr Ben Caplin
Royal Free Campus
Rowland Hill Street
London
NW3 2PF
Appointment
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer Honorary Consultant
  • Renal Medicine
  • Div of Medicine
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Role
UCL Principal Supervisor
Research Groups
Research Themes
Research Summary

My research focuses on the causes, progression and complications of  chronic kidney disease (CKD) with an emphasis on endemic nephropathies of unknown cause (CKDu). I am principal investigator of an ongoing cohort study investigating the causes of the epidemic of CKDu in Nicaragua. I co-chair the international DEGREE initiative and act as a co-investigator/international advisor on a number of studies globally, including work being conducted in Peru, Malawi, India, and Sri Lanka. 


In the UK I am a co-principal investigator of HEROIC, an observational study of patients with diabetic kidney disease in North and East Central London and I helped lead the analytical team undertaking the National CKD Audit for England and Wales. 

Alongside population health, my group uses a wide variety of molecular biological, in vivo, and clinical research techniques and aims to leverage novel technologies to gain insight into CKD and CKD-associated complications.

Academic Background
2011   Postgraduate Diploma University of London
2010   Doctor of Philosophy University of London
2008   Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education University College London
2001   Member of the Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians
1998   Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery University of Edinburgh
1995   Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of Edinburgh
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