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The Science and Research Advisory Group

SRAG is recruiting

Want to support us to design and implement our research strategy? If you have experience of diabetes research or have lived experience of diabetes, we would like to hear from you by 20th May 2024.

We have several vacant positions on our Scientific and Research Advisory Group (SRAG). Group membership includes people living with diabetes (experts by experience), researchers and healthcare professionals. The group guides us to make sure we are investing in research that is going to bring the best results for people living with diabetes. This brings us closer to our ambition of a world where diabetes can do no harm. You could be involved in:

  • Refreshing our research strategy to ensure the research we fund is innovative and translatable into clinical practice
  • Considering how research gaps identified by our Diabetes Research Steering Groups can be built into the research strategy
  • Reviewing how our research funding is making an impact in the diabetes community
  • Updating us about changes in the external research and funding environment

We are especially keen to hear from you if you are:

  • Interested in diabetes research
  • Working in diabetes research (clinical or basis science)
  • Living with diabetes
  • Supporting someone living with diabetes (this could be a family member of if you are a healthcare professional)

We want to ensure our research panels are inclusive of different populations and experiences. This could include people from different ethnic or socioeconomic backgrounds.

Please return completed applications to Closing date for applications is 20th May 2024. Informal conversations with shortlisted applicants will happen during June and July 2024. Inductions will be during September 2024.

Find out more details on the role and download an application form

SRAG's role

The Science and Research Advisory Group (SRAG) is made up of people living with diabetes, diabetes researchers and healthcare professionals. Members of the group are responsible for working with us to formulate research strategy periodically. 

They review the broad field of diabetes research and make recommendations to our Board of Trustees on the areas in which the charity should focus its research effort, taking into account the charity’s various constituencies. They also promote and encourage research into all aspects of diabetes relevant to the Charity.



Professor Nick Wareham, University of Cambridge (pictured)

Professional members:

Martin Rutter, University of Manchester

Katie Gray, Derby Hospital

Lee Roberts, University of Leeds

Jim Shaw, University of Newcastle

Andrew Hattersley, University of Exeter

John Petrie, University of Glasgow

Expert by experience members:

Pat Mooney, Expert by Experience

Mark Duman, Expert by Experience

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