Professor Roy Taylor
Director of Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre

Introduction

My role encompasses application of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to clinical medicine, metabolic research in diabetes, stable isotope analysis in the Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Unit, clinical outcome research in diabetic pregnancy, prevention of blindness by retinal screening in diabetes, teaching and provision of clinical service in diabetes, obstetric medicine and retinal screening.

Related websites:

The Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre
The Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Unit

Background

Professor of Medicine and Metabolism, University of Newcastle
Honorary Consultant Physician, Newcastle Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Roles and Responsibilities

Director of Magnetic Resonance Centre

Honorary Consultant Physician, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Lead for Newcastle , Gateshead and Northumberland Retinal Screening Programme

Member of National Retinal Screening Committee

Qualifications

BSc, MB ChB, MD, FRCP, FRCPE

Previous Positions

Visiting Professor, Yale University, 1990-1991
First Assistant, Metabolic Medicine, Newcastle, 1984-1985
MRC Research Fellow, Newcastle, 1981-1984

 

Honours and Awards 

Banting Lecture - Diabetes UK 2012 

Arnold Bloom Lecture – Diabetes UK 2005

Chennai MDRF Gold Medal Oration on Diabetic Retinopathy 2005

Honyman Gillespie Lecture Edinburgh Medical School – 1992

RD Lawrence Lectureship of British Diabetic Association 1991

Albert Renold Fellowship European Association for the Study of Diabetes 1990 91

Samuel Lenard Simpson Fellowship Royal College of Physicians 1990 1991

Croom Lectureship Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 1988

Research Interests

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy in vivo
Establishment of Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre
Insulin action in vivo
Metabolic abnormalities in type 2 diabetes
Screening for diabetic retinopathy

Other Expertise

Management of pregnancy in type 1 diabetes
Management of hyperemesis gravidarum

Funding

MRC and Wellcome project grants
British Diabetic Association project grant
Other charity and industry funding

Undergraduate Teaching

lectures, seminars and bedside / out-patient teaching

Postgraduate Teaching

Post-clinic discussions
lectures to PRHO's and SHO's
Lectures as part of advanced postgrad courses on Diabetes