Pearson, Ewan

Professor of Diabetic Medicine, Professor

  • 6804 Citations
  • 40 h-Index
19992021
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Biography

Ewan Pearson is Professor of Diabetic Medicine at the University of Dundee, Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh, and Honorary Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Dundee.   In the School of Medicine, he is the Head of Division, Population Health & Genomics, and the Director of the Dundee Clinical Academic Track. 

Professor Pearson obtained his medical degree from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, UK.  He undertook a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training fellowship with Prof Andrew Hattersley at the University of Exeter Medical School, UK and completed his PhD in the physiology and treatment of monogenic diabetes. He then moved to Dundee where he was supported by a Chief Scientist Office Clinician Scientisit fellowship and, more recently, by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.  Over the last ten years in Dundee his research interests have been in the phenotypic and genotypic determinants of drug response in diabetes, and in stratified approaches to the management of diabetes.  He leads the IMI-DIRECT project on stratification in type 2 diabetes and is strand 2 lead on the ABPI-MRC funded MASTERMIND project.  Ewan has been awarded the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Croom Lecture, an EASD Rising Star award, the Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Lecture and the EASD Minkowski Award for his work in these areas.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine

Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Medicine, University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

External positions

Visiting Professor, University of Edinburgh

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Projects 2013 2021

Research Output 1999 2019

1 Citations

A Type 1 Diabetes Genetic Risk Score Can Identify Patients With GAD65 Autoantibody-Positive Type 2 Diabetes Who Rapidly Progress to Insulin Therapy

Grubb, A. L., McDonald, T. J., Rutters, F., Donnelly, L., Hattersley, A. T., Oram, R. A., Palmer, C., van der Heijden, A. A., Carr, F., Elders, P. J. M., Weedon, M., Slieker, R. C., 't Hart, L. M., Pearson, E., Shields, B. M. & Jones, A. G., Feb 2019, In : Diabetes Care. 42, 2, p. 208-214 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Autoantibodies
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Insulin
Therapeutics

Genome-Wide and Abdominal MRI-Imaging Data Provides Evidence that a Genetically Determined Favourable Adiposity Phenotype is Characterized by Lower Ectopic Liver Fat and Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease and Hypertension

Ji, Y., Yiorkas, A. M., Frau, F., Mook-Kanamori, D., Staiger, H., Thomas, E. L., Atabaki-Pasdar, N., Campbell, A., Tyrrell, J., Jones, S. E., Beaumont, R. N., Wood, A. R., Tuke, M. A., Ruth, K. S., Mahajan, A., Murray, A., Freathy, R. M., Weedon, M. N., Hattersley, A. T., Hayward, C. & 11 othersMachann, J., Häring, H-U., Franks, P., de Mutsert, R., Pearson, E., Stefan, N., Frayling, T. M., Allebrandt, K. V., Bell, J. D., Blakemore, A. I. & Yaghootkar, H., Jan 2019, In : Diabetes. 68, 1, p. 207-219 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Adiposity
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Heart Diseases
Fats
Alleles

Motivations for data sharing-views of research participants from four European countries: A DIRECT study

Shah, N., Coathup, V., Teare, H., Forgie, I., Giordano, G. N., Hansen, T. H., Groeneveld, L., Hudson, M., Pearson, E., Ruetten, H. & Kaye, J., 30 Jan 2019, In : European Journal of Human Genetics. 27, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Information Dissemination
Motivation
Research
Privacy
Biomedical Research

The effect of dapagliflozin on glycaemic control and other cardiovascular disease risk factors in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a real-world observational study

McGurnaghan, S. J., Brierley, L., Caparrotta, T. M. ., McKeigue, P. M., Blackbourn, L. A. K., Wild, S. H., Leese, G., McCrimmon, R., McKnight, J. A., Pearson, E., Petrie, J. R., Sattar, N. & Colhoun, H. M., 10 Jan 2019, In : Diabetologia. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Observational Studies
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Pressure
Body Weight

Activities 2006 2017

  • 3 Invited talk

ESPT meeting Catania, Sicilly

Ewan Pearson (Speaker)
4 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

EASD Genetics Study Group, Leiden

Ewan Pearson (Speaker)
12 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The Croom Lecture - Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Ewan R. Pearson (Speaker)
2006

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Thesis

Clinical and genetic determinants of diabetic retinopathy

Author: Liu, Y., 2014

Supervisor: Palmer, C. (Supervisor) & Pearson, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Genetic and non-genetic determinants of drug response in type 2 diabetes

Author: Dawed, A. Y., 2017

Supervisor: Pearson, E. (Supervisor) & Zhou, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Medicine

Genetic Epidemiology Studies of aspects of Diabetic Complications

Author: Deshmukh, H., 2014

Supervisor: Colhoun, H. (Supervisor) & Pearson, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Pharmacological modulation of insulin resistance - benefits and harms

Author: Vella, S., 2013

Supervisor: Petrie, J. (Supervisor), Lang, C. (Supervisor) & Pearson, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Medicine

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