• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 2781 Citations
  • 29 h-Index
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Dr Nigel Irwin holds a BSc Hons in Biomedical Sciences from Ulster University (2001) and a PhD in Experimental Therapeutics for Diabetes also from Ulster (2004). He also has a Diploma in Industrial Studies (2001) and is a Fellow of HEA (2008) as well as being a Research Assistant in Electrophysiology at University of Nevada (2000-2001). Nigel began his career at Ulster as a Research Associate (2004-2007) and a Research Fellow (2007-2009) in Diabetes. He then became a Lecturer in Pharmacology (2009-2014) before being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2014. He has over 15 years experience in diabetes research with specfic expertise in exploitation of gut-derived peptides for the treatment of diabetes and related disorders. Nigel has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 32), presented at numerous national/international conferences and attracted significant external research funding. He is holder of several families of patents for the use of peptide analogues in diabetes-obesity therapy and is the recipient of research awards, and is a member of healthcare science advisory boards as well as engaging in consultant activity. Nigel is a member of several professional societies/committees and has had editorial roles for various respected Journals. Research Interests include: New perspectives on gut peptides for the treatment of diabetes; Synthesis and evaluation of stable gut-derived peptides and hybrid peptides; Pharmacological characterisation of current and novel anti diabetic drugs; Role of incretins in bone strength and quality. Teaching Interests: Pharmacology; Immunology; Biomolecular Therapeutics; Clinical Therapeutics; Drug Discovery; Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Evidence-based Practice. Administrative Roles: Module Co-ordinator for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Cardiovascular, Endocrinal, Renal, Nutrition and Blood, Central Nervous System; Assisstant Diabetes Research Group leader; Senior Radiation Protection Supervisor

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Glucose Medicine & Life Sciences
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Hypoglycemic Agents Medicine & Life Sciences
Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide Medicine & Life Sciences
Fats Medicine & Life Sciences
Obesity Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2019

  • 2781 Citations
  • 29 h-Index
  • 197 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
Hypoglycemic Agents
Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide
Medical problems
Insulin Resistance
Open Access
Insulin-Secreting Cells
Open Access
Insulin-Secreting Cells
Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4
peptide YY (1-36)
Peptide Fragments
Islets of Langerhans
xenin 25


iStable gut hormones and related analogues for treatment of fragility fractures associated with type 2 diabetes

Author: Vyavahare, S., Jul 2018

Supervisor: Flatt, P. (Supervisor) & Irwin, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

The generation and evaluation of novel gut derived peptides for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and obesity

Author: Perry, R., Feb 2019

Supervisor: Irwin, N. (Supervisor) & Gault, V. A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis