Senior Investigator Profile

First NameDavid
Award StatusTerm 2
Current PostProfessor of Paediatrics
DepartmentDepartment of Paediatrics
Telephone+44 (0)1223 336886
InstitutionUniversity of Cambridge
NHS TrustCambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameEast of England
Primary Research FieldPaediatrics
Secondary Research FieldEndocrinology
BiographyDavid Dunger received training in Paediatric Endocrinology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street. Between 1986 and 2000 he was Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, and later Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology, at the John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford. In 2000 he moved to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge to take up The Second Chair in Paediatrics. He has a particular interest in the pathophysiology of diabetes during childhood and adolescence and the genetic environmental interactions which determine size at birth and childhood growth. His research group are co-ordinating the follow up of large paediatric cohorts designed to investigate the genetics and pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology awarded him the Andrea Prader Prize in 2012. in 2015 he was awarded the James Spence Prize by the RCPCH. More recently he was awarded the Banting Memorial Lecture (DUK, 2016). He has published more than 500 peer reviewed papers.

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