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Meet Professor Claire Sharpe

Meet Professor Claire Sharpe An interview for International Day of Women and Girls in Science 11 February 2024 Professor Claire Sharpe is the dean of education in the school of Medicine at the University of Nottingham and a consultant nephrologist at two locations in London. In 2024, she joined our board of trustees. We caught…

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Exploring the role of BK virus in kidney transplant patients’ cancer risk: a World Cancer Day conversation with Dr Simon Baker 

Exploring the role of BK virus in kidney transplant patients’ cancer risk: a World Cancer Day conversation with Dr Simon Baker  04 February 2024 For World Cancer Day 2024, we sat down with our researcher Dr Simon Baker from the University of York to discuss his important work focusing on understanding why kidney transplant patients…

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New Make Your Mark campaign aims to save lives promoting living kidney donation

New Make Your Mark campaign aims to save lives promoting living kidney donation 31 January 2024 A new UK-wide initiative called Make Your Mark launches today, to encourage more people to consider living kidney donation.  The programme sees Kidney Research UK partnering with Give a Kidney, a charity devoted to living kidney donation, to help…

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Kidney Catalyst to accelerate the search for kidney disease treatment

Kidney Catalyst to accelerate the search for kidney disease treatment 25 January 2024 The fight against kidney disease, which affects over 10% of the UK population, has received a significant boost as the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Data Science Centre, led by Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) and in partnership with Kidney Research UK,…

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Looking back at 2023: research highlights

Looking back at 2023: research highlights 28 December 2023 As 2023 draws to a close, we reflect on a year filled with promising new grants and exciting research findings. Here we share some of our top research highlights from the year.  These successes would not have been possible without our amazing supporters and researchers, so…

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Philanthropist David Dangoor launches programme to raise awareness of living kidney donation

Philanthropist David Dangoor launches programme to raise awareness of living kidney donation 19 December 2023 Kidney Research UK has joined forces with Give a Kidney, a charity devoted to living kidney donation, to deliver the Robert Dangoor Living Kidney Donor Programme, made possible by businessman and philanthropist David Dangoor CBE. David is particularly invested in raising…

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It’s an exciting time to be part of Kidney Research UK

It’s an exciting time to be part of Kidney Research UK 06 December 2023 It’s an exciting time to be part of Kidney Research UK, says our new trustee Professor Simon Davies. Simon is professor of nephrology and dialysis medicine at Keele University and an honorary consultant nephrologist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.…

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New book to help children at Newcastle hospital facing kidney transplant

New book to help children at Newcastle hospital facing kidney transplant 05 December 2023 A new set of books have been launched today, specially tailored to support children with kidney disease being treated at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle.  The hospital will be gifted 100 of the ‘My New Kidney’ full colour hardback…

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