Dr Carlo Acerini


Research Themes

Carlo’s research was in the areas of clinical paediatric and adolescent diabetes and endocrinology.

It included 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.

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

He was 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 hereĀ .


At Girton, Carlo was a Director of Studies for the 1st year pre-clinical medical students (MVST 1a course). He also supervised and supported the 2nd year pre-medical students studying Human Reproduction for the MVST 1b Tripos.

He was 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 PaediatricsĀ  (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