• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Professor Victor Gault, PhD, is currently Professor of Experimental Medicine and Head of School of Biomedical Sciences.

Victor has over 20 years’ experience in diabetes research with specific expertise in brain-gut peptides. His primary interests focus on the function of incretin hormones and mimetics in normal physiology, their mechanism of action, and potential role in pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes and related disorders. Victor’s most recent research has highlighted the beneficial effects of long-acting gut peptides on improving cognitive function in diabetes and obesity.

Victor has published over 170 scientific articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals , presented his research at numerous national / international conferences and has attracted significant external research funding. He is the holder of several international patents in the use of peptide analogues in diabetes-obesity therapy and a member of several professional societies / committees and Editorial Boards.

He has also been recipient of several prestigious awards for his research including: Distinguished Research Fellowship (Ulster University), Nick Hales Young Investigator Award (Diabetes UK), European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Rising Star Award, and RD Lawrence Lecturer Award (Diabetes UK).

In addition to his significant administrative responsibilities and research activities, Victor continues to teach in the areas of Bioanalytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry and Professional Skills.



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Research Output

  • 3826 Citations
  • 36 h-Index
  • 187 Article
  • Ψ-xenin-6 enhances sitagliptin effectiveness, but does not improve glucose tolerance

    Craig, S., Gault, V. A., Hamscher, G. & Irwin, N., 4 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Endrocrinology. 245, 2, p. 219-230

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    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

    Utilising the therapeutic potential of xenin and related molecules for diabetes and obesity

    Author: Craig, S., May 2020

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

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis