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Renal Risk in Derby (RRID) Study


Study Team

Below you can view our team, more details about individuals within the team and their roles by clicking on the individual names to expand for more detail.

The RRID study has been led by Prof Maarten Taal from the start. He is Professor of Medicine at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at Royal Derby Hospital. He leads the Centre for Kidney Research and Innovation at the University of Nottingham ( access their website HERE ) and is also President of the British Renal Society.

Prof McIntyre previously worked in Derby and was involved in setting up the RRID study but subsequently moved to University of Western Ontario in Canada. He remains involved in the ongoing analysis and interpretation of information from the study.

Dr Fluck is a Consultant Nephrologist at Royal Derby Hospital and has been involved as a co-investigator from the beginning of the RRID study. He also leads several national programmes to improve the care of people with kidney problems, called “Think Kidneys” ( https://www.thinkkidneys.nhs.uk )

Prof Roderick is a Professor of Public Health at the University of Southampton, who has participated in several aspects of analysis for the study related to Public Health issues.

Dr Shardlow is a research fellow at Royal Derby Hospital who conducted all of the year-5 study visits and is currently analysing the information in preparation for completing a thesis for a PhD.

Dr Simon Fraser previously worked as a General Practitioner but has now qualified as a Public Health doctor and works at the University of Southampton. He has participated in several previous and ongoing analyses. Part of this work contributed to his PhD thesis.

Dr Nerbass is a dietician from Brazil who worked in Derby as part of the International Society of Nephrology “Sister Centre” programme. She analysed the information about salt intake in the RRID study and her work contributed to a successful PhD.

Dr McIntyre trained as nurse in kidney medicine (nephrology) and was previously a Nurse Consultant at Nottingham City Hospital. She was the first research fellow involved in the RRID study and personally saw all 1822 participants for their first visit as well as the majority of people for their second visit. Analysis of the baseline data formed her thesis for a successful PhD.

Mrs Packington has been involved in the RRID study from early on and played a key role in arranging and coordinating the thousands of study visits that took place in 32 different locations.

Ms Rani Uppal, Mrs Maureen Franklin and Mrs Diane Taal provided invaluable additional administrative support.