Our group is conducting a wide portfolio of research studies into aspects of kidney disease. We predominantly use Electronic Health Records and other sources of routine data. We are always interested in new collaborations and if you are interested in working with us please get in touch.
National Chronic Kidney Disease Audit
The National CKD Audit is being implemented in England and Wales to provide a comprehensive picture of management and outcomes for people with CKD stages 3-5 in the region. It aims to improve the quality of patient care and assesses each GP practice against NICE CKD quality guidelines and standards to encourage quality improvement.
Acute Kidney Injury
Funded by the Wellcome Trust, we are investigating the epidemiology of acute kidney injury and the role that comorbidities and drugs play in its development. We are contributing to national organisations and campaigns working to improve the care and outcome of people who develop AKI such as the NHS England ‘Think Kidneys’.
Psychiatric illness and kidney disease
We are studying the prevalence and outcomes of kidney disease among people with psychiatric illness with a particular focus on the side-effects of medications in this population.
Diabetes and kidney disease
Previous work looking at the association between CKD and infections among diabetics has led to a broader programme of work studying the effect of diabetes treatments in slowing the development of kidney disease.
General epidemiology of kidney disease
We are studying the impact of a range of risk factors and medications on the development and outcome of people with kidney disease using a number of routine data sources, including the UK renal registry.
Global epidemiology of kidney disease
In addition to our research using EHRs we have a number of national and international collaborations investigating kidney disease in a global health context.
Links to some key publications:
Are pre-existing markers of chronic kidney disease associated with short-term mortality following acute community-acquired pneumonia and sepsis? A cohort study among older people with diabetes using electronic health records.
Inpatient coronary angiography and revascularisation following non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome in patients with renal impairment: a cohort study using the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project.