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Research Focus

My current research is focused on pituitary neuroendocrine tumours, also referred to as pituitary adenomas. I have a particular interest in familial pituitary disease and the role of the AIP gene in this condition. 

At present, I am researching the role of the tumour microenvironment in pituitary neuroendocrine tumour pathogenesis and clinical outcomes.

I have broader interests in neuroendocrinology and I am very keen to establish more research within this area in Northern Ireland. This includes adrenal tumours and tumours of the diffuse neuroendocrine system.


I work as an academic clinical lecturer, undertaking research at Queen's University Belfast and clinical work in endocrinology, diabetes mellitus and general internal medicine in the NHS in Northern Ireland.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
  • R Medicine (General)


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