Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science

The Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science offers a blend of expertise and equipment to facilitate world-class research in a broad range of inter-connected disciplines.


The department is founded on several key areas of interest:

  • Genetics and immunology
  • Free radical and antioxidant biology
  • Inflammation
  • Lipidomics
  • Proteomics

Each area is led by a highly experienced research professional. The team’s breadth of expertise allows for the full range of investigation, from in vitro studies at the molecular and cell-signalling level, to functional ex vivo assays in human cells as well as clinical studies in healthy volunteers or patients. Particular strengths include investigations relating to new products with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory or antithrombotic activity, as well as a capability to apply world-class lipidomic and proteomic analytical techniques to establish both effcacy and mechanism of action. Expertise in genetics and immunology offers the ability to interrogate novel approaches to combat autoimmune diseases in genetically susceptible populations.

With diversity of expertise and access to state-of-the-art facilities this holistic approach to health research enables the department to offer a range of services to academic and commercial organisations engaged in the study of fundamental aspects of disease development, progression and treatment.


Key information and contact details

You can find more information at the Centre website.

Centre Director: Professor Ian Megson

T: +44 [0]1463 279572

Clinical Professor of Diabetes: Sandra MacRury

T: +44 [0]7828 467583

General Enquiries

T: +44 (0)1463 279562

Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science UHI, Centre for Health Science, Old Perth Rd, Inverness, IV2 3JH