Academic Renal

The Academic Renal Research Team share a consolidated vision to build services around their participants’ needs and to improve their quality of life through clinical research studies being carried out currently and in the future.

The safety of study volunteers is paramount via communication, quality data management, monitoring and co-ordination of studies.

The research unit is leading the way within the Trust, being a top recruiter in 2 International Studies and developing an international profile — a recent collaboration with Hong Kong.

Indeed the unit has been a co-applicant for the PIVOTAL study funded by Kidney research UK — £2.5 million and the primary applicant on the STOP ACEi studies funded by NINR/MRC — £1.6 million. The staff from a variety of non-renal backgrounds have jelled into a superb functional unit to share their vision of ensuring research is at the heart of the department with training and education of staff and patients. Research active Trusts have a lower risk-adjusted mortality. (PLOS ONE – DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0118253 February 26, 2015)

Renal studies are ones with more complexity in comparison to other specialities but despite this the team has driven forward some successes.

Both commercial and non-commercial studies (interventional and observational) are being carried out in the academic renal department covering the whole spectrum of renal disease and accessing haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis participants and those with chronic kidney disease in a number of interesting areas such as:

  • Renal Biomarkers Studies
  • IgA Nephropathy Studies
  • Polycystic Kidney disease
  • Delaying Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Minimal Change Nephropathy studies
  • Iron deficiency / anaemia / wound healing studies
  • Heart failure and renal replacement studies

For further information on our research or how to get involved please contact:

Hayley Stark (Senior Research Nurse)
2nd Floor Alderson House (Residencies)
Hull Royal Infirmary
Anlaby Road

Tel. 01482 605260