Academic Faculty


Peter A Senior, BMedSci, MBBS, PhD, FRCP(E), FRCP

Professor, Director Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Medical Director Clinical Islet Transplant Program

Medicine & Dentistry


About Me


  • BMedSci (Hons) University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1992
  • MBBS (Hons) University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1993
  • PhD University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 2002

Clinical Expertise

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Complex Diabetes
  • Clinical Islet Transplantation
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • General Endocrinology
  • Diabetic Nephropathy


Clinical Islet Transplantation

  • refining and enhancing the edmonton Protocol
  • describing clinical and metabolic outcomes after islet transplant
  • developing clinical tools to track islet function over time
  • testing new sites for islet transplantation
  • phase 1/2 trials of stem cell derived beta cells

Diabetic Nephropathy 

  • health services research examining the effectiveness of community diabetic nephropathy prevention clinics
  • Preventing Early Renal Loss in Diabetes (

Clinical Trials

  • interventions for new onset type 1 diabetes
  • phase 2 and 3 clinical trials of new agents to treat diabetes or its complications


Clinical Teaching

much of my teaching is done in clinics and the hospital

Classroom Teaching

DMED 513, PMCOL 402/502,  PHARM 377, PHARM 497, MED 608, MLSCI 262/4

Continuing Medical Education

regularly deliver CME locally, nationally, and internationally