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Personal details
Name Professor Polly Bingley
Job title Professor of Diabetes
Department Bristol Medical School (THS) University of Bristol
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Qualifications MB, BS, MD (Lond), MRCP, FRCP
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
Diabetes UK
European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Immunology of Diabetes Society
Keywords type 1 diabetes
diabetes prevention
diabetes autoantibodies
Areas of expertise My main research focus is the epidemiology, aetiology and pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes and related autoimmune conditions, with a particular emphasis on the prediction and prevention of type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes.

I have particular expertise in the application of autoantibodies to islet antigens in the prediction of type 1 diabetes, and have developed flexible strategies to identify individuals at high risk for development of type 1 diabetes. I have also been involved in international activities for the standardization of diabetes-related autoantibodies.

I play a leading role in trials to prevent type 1 diabetes, and lead the UK participation in the multinational network of type 1 diabetes prevention trials (Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet). I also have expertise in clinical aspects of diabetes, particularly type 1 diabetes