Senior Investigator Profile

First NameRichard
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostProfessor of Bone Metabolism
DepartmentHuman Metabolism
Telephone0114 271 4705
InstitutionUniversity of Sheffield
NHS TrustSheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameYorkshire and The Humber
Primary Research FieldMetabolic Medicine
Secondary Research FieldOrthopaedics
BiographyRichard Eastell is Professor of Bone Metabolism and Director of the Mellanby Centre for Bone Research at the University of Sheffield and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified in medicine from Edinburgh in 1977. He trained in endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic under Dr B L Riggs for five years. He leads a research group on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis; of particular note is the contribution to the clinical utility of biochemical markers of bone turnover and the development of treatments for osteoporosis. The publications of the Sheffield group put them in the top four internationally in osteoporosis (ISI Thompson). His work has been recognised by the award of the Corrigan Medal (Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 1998), Kohn Foundation Award ( National Osteoporosis Society, 2004), Society for Endocrinology Medal (2004), the Philippe Bordier Award from the European Society for Calcified TIssues (2012) and the Frederick C Bartter Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (2014). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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