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Alex is a Consultant in Renal Medicine at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and a Senior Clinical Tutor at the University of Exeter Medical School. From 2014 to 2018, he was the Tony Wing Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, funded by Kidney Care UK and Kidney Research UK. His PhD thesis was entitled ‘The clinical and psychosocial status of young adults receiving renal replacement therapy in the United Kingdom’ and involved evidence synthesis, survival analysis in a registry dataset, survey analysis with general population comparator data and regression analysis to explore associations with key outcomes. His doctoral work was supervised by Prof Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Prof Fergus Caskey and Dr Carol Inward and recognised by the 2019 Raine Award.

From 2018 to 2021, Alex was an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Renal Medicine at the University of Bristol. During this time, he collaborated with Prof Paul Farrand (University of Exeter) to develop a preventative wellbeing intervention for people with kidney disease, delivered by an Assistant Wellbeing Practitioner (Renal), currently being evaluated in a feasibility trial. He developed international collaborations, including participating in the SONG-Kids Life Participation Expert Working Group, being a co-applicant on the Kidney Beam trial and being the independent chair of the Moodmaps study steering group. He gained an FHEA after completing the Cultivating Research-rich Education and Teaching Excellence scheme and is undertaking research supervision of Academic Clinical Fellows and MRes/MSc students.

Education/Academic qualification

FHEA, Advance HE

Award Date: 22 Jun 2021

PhD in Social Medicine, University of Bristol

Award Date: 8 May 2018

MRCP (Nephrology), Royal College of Physicians, London

Award Date: 25 Mar 2013

MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians, London

Award Date: 22 Jul 2010

MBBS (Distinction in Clinical Sciences), Imperial College London

Award Date: 15 Jul 2007

BSc in Clinical Sciences with Obstetrics and Gyanecology (2:1), Imperial College London

Award Date: 1 Aug 2005

External positions

Consultant in Renal Medicine, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

1 Nov 2021 → …

Senior Clinical Tutor, University of Exeter

1 Nov 2021 → …

Renal Registrar, North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT)

2 May 201831 Oct 2018


  • Nephrology
  • Renal Medicine
  • Young adults
  • Transition
  • Renal replacement therapy
  • Dialysis
  • Transplantation
  • Social medicine
  • Renal Registry


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