Julian Hamilton-Shield has a clinical practice within the department of Paediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. He is also Professor of Diabetes and Metabolic Endocrinology at the University of Bristol.

His main research area is developing and testing innovative management strategies in chronic diseases of childhood including types 1, 2 and cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, obesity and lipid disorders. He also has links with a laboratory studying adipocyte biology with an expertise in fat cells derived from infants and children. The childhood theme has additional expertise in functional neural imaging, eating behaviours, qualitative and quantitative statistical methodologies.

He is also industry lead for the Bristol BRC, having successfully collaborated on NIHR i4i and Innovate grant applications (device development and testing) and worked on an industry funded ‘first in human’ safety and tolerability’ study in obesity.

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Developing a non-invasive continuous glucose monitor

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) means using a device to estimate your blood glucose, also called…

Workstream Clinical diet and physical activity

Improving weight loss in young people living with obesity

Overweight and obesity affects one in three children in England. It is linked to other…

Theme Diet and physical activity

Workstream Clinical diet and physical activity

Carbohydrate counting and risk of disordered eating in young people with type 1 diabetes

Young people living with type 1 diabetes have a higher risk of developing disordered eating…

Theme Diet and physical activity

Workstream Clinical diet and physical activity

Waist-to-height ratio as a tool for predicting metabolic risk

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends that people…

Theme Diet and physical activity

Workstream Population diet and physical activity

Is hydrogel safe and effective for weight loss?

Surgery is the most effective but also the most expensive way for maintaining long-term weight-loss…

Theme Diet and physical activity

Workstream Clinical diet and physical activity

Would parents attending a weight management programme accept support for their children?

We know that a child is at increased risk of being affected by overweight or…

Theme Diet and physical activity

Workstream Clinical diet and physical activity

Long-term effects of fasting on healthy weight maintenance

This project will explore the effects of intermittent fasting on appetite and eating behaviour. Intermittent…

Theme Diet and physical activity

Workstream Clinical diet and physical activity

Diversity in diabetes

Data from health services has shown that children and young people with diabetes from families…

Theme Diet and physical activity

Workstream Clinical diet and physical activity

Does time-restricted eating in children improve metabolic health?

This project will explore whether time-restricted eating can improve metabolic health in children. Time-restricted eating…

Theme Diet and physical activity

Workstream Population diet and physical activity