Finbarr O'Harte


  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Professor Finbarr O'Harte holds a BSc Hons and PhD from Queen’s University Belfast. He was a Research Fellow at Creighton University, Omaha, USA (1989-91), University College Cork (1992-93) and Ulster University  (1993-95) before taking up an academic appointment as Lecturer in Human Nutrition at Ulster University in 1995. He was promoted to Reader in 2000 and Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2005. Finbarr is a patent holder and academic co-founder of Diabetica Limited, an Ulster University start-up company focused on innovative diabetes therapeutics. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 36 on Scopus) with many presentations at national and international conferences and was recipient of the Nordisk Medal of the Irish Endocrine Society (2005). He has held the position of the President of the Irish Endocrine Society (2015-2018). Research Interests include structurally modified peptides in therapy and drug development. Regulatory peptides in control of feeding and obesity. Incretin hormone analogues in diabetes therapy. Glucagon receptor antagonists in diabetes therapy. Bioactive peptides form marine sources. Functional food ingredients. Teaching Interests include Diabetes Metabolism and Therapeutics. Hormone Action and Endocrinology. Administrative Roles: Module Co-ordinator for Biochemistry (BMS102),  MRes pathway leader for Biomedical Sciences.  MSc Research Project in Biomedical Sciences DL (BMS809).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Fellow of Higher Education Academy, FHEA

Award Date: 3 Apr 2006

PhD Clinical Biochemistry, Queen's University Belfast

1 Oct 198619 Dec 1989

Award Date: 19 Dec 1989

BSc Hons Biochemistry 2.1, Queen's University Belfast

1 Oct 19821 Jul 1986

Award Date: 1 Jul 1986

External positions

President Irish Endocrine Society

1 Nov 201531 Oct 2018


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