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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Professor Maxwell is open to PhD applications in the fields of: - Large scale genomics of chronic kidney disease including genome-wide and epigenetic association studies - Clinical epidemiology of chronic kidney disease - Decision making and conservative management of end-stage renal disease - Medical education projects with focus on intravenous fluid therapy

1986 …2020

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Clinical and genetic epidemiology of chronic renal disease

Undergraduate medical education and assessment

Renal Services development


Undergraduate Medical School


Clinical relevance course (1st yr)

Physiology lectures (2nd yr)

Module co-ordinator for Renal Medicine (3rd yr)

Preparation for Practice (Fluid and Electrolytes) (5th yr)

Assessment: Development of MCQ, MEQ, OSCE and examining (2nd, 3rd and 5th yr)

Director for undergraduate students (Centre for Public Health)




Clinical training

Training Programme Director for Renal Medicine (NIMDTA)

Generic skills course (Acute Kidney Injury, Fluid, Electrolytes and Acid-Base Disorders) for Foundation Year trainees (FY2s)

QUB Director of Clinical Academic Training Programme

Co-Director Wellcome Irish Clinical Academic Training Programme www.icatprogramme.org 

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Research Output

A critical review of multimodal interventions for cachexia

McKeaveney, C., Maxwell, P., Noble, H. & Reid, J., 13 Aug 2020, (Accepted) In : Advances in Nutrition.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Association of reduced inner retinal thicknesses with Chronic Kidney Disease

    Paterson, E. N., Ravindran, M. L., Griffiths, K., Le Velly, C. A., Cardwell, C. C., McCarter, R. V., Nicol, P., Chhablani, J. K., Rasheed, M. A., Vupparaboina, K. K., MacGillivray, T. J., Harbinson, M., Maxwell, A. P., Hogg, R. E. & McKay, G. J., 31 Jan 2020, In : BMC Nephrology. 21, 1, p. 37

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    A systematic review and participant-level meta-analysis found little association of retinal microvascular caliber and reduced kidney function

    Lye, W. K., Paterson, E., Patterson, C. C., Maxwell, A. P., Binte Mohammed Abdul, R. B., Tai, E. S., Cheng, C. Y., Kayama, T., Yamashita, H., Sarnak, M., Shlipak, M., Matsushita, K., Mutlu, U., Ikram, M. A., Klaver, C., Kifley, A., Mitchell, P., Myers, C., Klein, B. E., Klein, R. & 3 others, Wong, T. Y., Sabanayagam, C. & McKay, G. J., 15 Aug 2020, In : Kidney International.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Thesis

    Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease in Renal Transplant Recipients

    Author: Devine, P., Dec 2019

    Supervisor: Maxwell, A. (Supervisor) & Cardwell, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Identification and Evaluation of Novel Biomarkers in Diabetic Kidney Disease

    Author: Zang, J., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: McKay, G. (Supervisor), Maxwell, A. (Supervisor) & Simpson, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    Investigation of Novel Biomarkers Associated with Renal Disease

    Author: Paterson, E., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: McKay, G. (Supervisor) & Maxwell, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Next Generation Sequencing and Genome-Wide Association Studies to Identify Mitochondrial Genomic Features Associated with Diabetic Kidney Disease

    Author: Skelly, R., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Maxwell, A. (Supervisor) & McKnight, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy