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Dr Sophie Eastwood
Tel: +440(0)2076799434
  • Clinical Research Fellow
  • Population Science & Experimental Medici
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Science
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

I qualified as a General Practitioner in 2008, and gained an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2012.

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My chief research interests are ethnic differences in diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. I have investigated these topics using data from SABRE, a multi-ethnic cohort study, and UK Biobank, the UK's largest cohort, since 2012. Additionally, I coordinated the UK Biobank diabetes outcomes adjudication group, convened to create operational definitions of diabetes for the UK Biobank study.

I am currently undertaking a PhD, funded by Diabetes UK, which aims to compare prescribing patterns and effectiveness of medication for type 2 diabetes in the UK's three main ethnic groups.

Teaching Summary

In 2009-11, I taught on the women's health, mental health and introductory clinical courses for year 3-4 MBBS, in addition to supervising Primary Care BSc students at UCL. More recently, I have taught epidemiology on the Cardiovascular studies BSc at Imperial College.

04-SEP-2017 – 04-SEP-2023 Diabetes UK Sir George Alberti Clinical Training Fellow Institute of Cardiovascular Science University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2012 MSc Master of Science – Epidemiology London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2008 MRCGP Member of the Royal College of General Practioners – General Practice Royal College of General Practioners
2007 DFFP Diploma Family Planning – Sexual Health Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
2007 DRCOG Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
2003 MB BCh Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine/Surgery University of Birmingham
2002 B.Med.Sci. Bachelor of Medicine (Honours) – Public Health University of Birmingham
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