Endocrine Abstracts (2010) 21

Clinical Endocrinology Trust Lecture

P E Clayton, Endocrinology and Diabetes Group, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK Abstract

Peter Clayton is Professor of Child Health and Paediatric Endocrinology in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences at the University of Manchester. He is an honorary consultant at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and at the Christie Hospital and is the Director of the Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria Medicines for Children Local Research Network (LRN).

He graduated from Manchester University Medical School in 1984 (Distinction in Paediatrics), having obtained a first class degree in Physiology and Pharmacology in 1981. He did his early paediatric training around Manchester before embarking on an academic career in Paediatric Endocrinology. His MD thesis was on ‘Growth Patterns after Neuroaxis Irradiation in Childhood’. He spent time at the University of Virginia, USA as an MRC Travelling Fellow in 1990/1.

His primary research interest is centred on understanding mechanisms leading to disordered growth and development. He has around 200 publications on clinical and basic science aspects of paediatric endocrinology. He is on his second term serving on the editorial board of Clinical Endocrinology, and has served on the editorial boards of Hormone Research and the European Journal of Endocrinology. He is currently on the councils of the Society for Endocrinology and the Growth hormone Research Society.

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