Professor Kathleen M Gillespie

B.Sc.(Galway), Ph.D.(Wales)

  • BS10 5NB

20002020

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Research interests

Kathleen has led Diabetes and Metabolism since November 2014, when she also became Chief Investigator of the Bart's Oxford (BOX) family study of type 1 diabetes. She is a molecular biologist interested in the mechanisms underlying autoimmunity. Her current projects include

  • an international collaborative study of why some children develop type 1 diabetes in the first few years of life while others who have the markers of ongoing islet autoimmunity are not diagnosed until adulthood
  • examining longitudinal genetic and islet autoantibody data from the BOX study to predict outcomes
  • developing new biomarker assays 
  • understanding why children with Down's syndrome are at increased risk of autoimmunity 

Current funding has been provided by Diabetes UK, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International and the European Foundation for the study of diabetes.

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Research Output

Maternal micro-chimeric cells in the multiple sclerosis brain

Snethen, H., Ye, J., Gillespie, K. M. & Scolding, N. J., May 2020, In : Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. 40, 101925.

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    Gut microbiome analysis by post: Evaluation of the optimal method to collect stool samples from infants within a national cohort study

    Williams, G. M., Leary, S. D., Ajami, N. J., Chipper Keating, S., Petrosin, J. F., Hamilton-Shield, J. P. & Gillespie, K. M., 12 Jun 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 6, 11 p., e0216557.

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    Supervised Work

    Beta cell loss in autoimmune diabetes: a useful clinical biomarker of disease progression?

    Author: Alrashidi, F., 6 Nov 2018

    Supervisor: Gillespie, K. (Supervisor) & Williams, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    End of Life Care in Gynaecological Cancer

    Author: Kaushik, S., 25 Sep 2018

    Supervisor: Gillespie, K. (Supervisor), Glew, S. (Supervisor), Gornall, R. (Supervisor) & Verne, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Medicine (MD)

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    Feeding and Autoimmunity in Children with Down’s Syndrome Evaluation Study (FADES)

    Author: Williams, G. M. G., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Hamilton-Shield, J. P. (Supervisor), Gillespie, K. M. (Supervisor) & Leary, S. D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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