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Professor Maralyn Druce undertook undergraduate training at Christ's College, Cambridge University and completed her clinical training at University College and Middlesex School of Medicine in 1994. She completed her higher medical training in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Internal Medicine at the Hammersmith Hospital and Barts Hospital. She was awarded a Wellcome Trust clinical research training fellowship and obtained a PhD in physiology in Professor Steve Bloom's laboratory in Imperial College, focusing on gut hormones and their role in the peripheral and central control of energy homeostasis.
Maralyn went on to be awarded the Chadburn Lectureship at Barts and the London School of Medicine and has remained here since then. She has a keen interest in teaching and completed her Masters in Medical Education (Dundee) in 2016. She is now Professor of Endocrine Medicine and Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at Barts Health NHS Trust.
Current QMUL roles include Deputy Dean for Education (Postgraduate Taught Programmes) and Head of Governance for the Undergraduate MBBS and Dental programmes at Barts and the London. She is also Associate Dean for Undergraduates at the St Bartholomew’s Hospital site. She has a keen interest in education and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and National Teaching Fellow.
She has held a number of external roles including Chair of the Society for Endocrinology Public Engagement Committee, Chair of the Education and Training Committee for UKINETs, member of the annual programme steering committee for the Endocrine Society and member of the exam board for the Royal College of Physicians Diabetes and Endocrinology exam. She was Editor in Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Case Reports and is now Senior Editor of Clinical Endocrinology.
Areas of interest
Endocrine disorders; Pituitary disorders; Thyroid disorders / surgery; Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS / PCO); Adrenal disease; Calcium disorders; Neuroendocrinology; Endocrine oncology
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at Barts Health NHS Trust
-Pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of neuroendocrine tumours
- Factors affecting the production of catecholamines and metanephrines.
-Endocrine effects of cancer therapies.
-Gut hormones in the pathophysiology and treatment of obesity.
As well as research Professor Druce also has a strong background and interest in teaching:
-She was initiator of and programme director for the QMUL Postgraduate diploma / MSc programme in Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus and contributes to a number of aspects of the undergraduate teaching programme
-She is a fellow of the higher education academy and is completing her masters studies in medical education
Professor Druce has received multiple awards, prizes and grants
She is also holds the Drapers Fellowship for excellence in teaching, a National Teaching Fellowship and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Professor Druce has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences
- MA (Hons) University of Cambridge 1991
- PhD University of London / Imperial College 2007
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2014
- MBBS UCH / Middlesex School of Medicine 1994
- PFHEA Higher Education Academy 2019
- MMEd University of Dundee 2016
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