Dr Carlo Acerini


Research Themes

My research is in the areas of clinical paediatric and adolescent diabetes and endocrinology.

My research includes studies into the pathophysiology of insulin resistance in young people with Type 1 and the development of novel therapeutic approaches to improve their glycaemic control.

I also research the neuroendocrine consequences of acquired brain injury, including the epidemiology and natural history of traumatic brain injury induced hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction.

I am also co-principle investigator of the Cambridge Baby Growth Study (est. 2001), researching the impact of genetic factors and the role of the maternal in-utero environment (including exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals) on pre / postnatal growth and reproductive health

Further information and recent publications are listed here .


At Girton, I am Director of Studies for the 1st year pre-clinical medical students (MVST 1a course).  I also supervise and support the 2nd year pre-medical students studying Human Reproduction for the MVST 1b Tripos

I am also the director for the Clinical School’s Stage II (5th year clinical) course on ‘Growth and Development’ (Paediatrics)


Secretary (elect) British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes

Co-editor – Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics  (OUP, 2008)

Associate Editor – Diabetic Medicine

Carlo Acerini

College Role

Official Fellow

Degrees, Awards and Prizes

BSc (Dundee), MBChB, DCH (Glasgow), MD (Dundee), MA, FHEA, FRCP, FRCPCH