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Prof Graham Kemp MA DM DSc (Oxf) FRCPath FHEA FRSB CSci

Professor of Metabolic and Physiological Imaging Musculoskeletal Biology II


    Metabolic and Physiological Imaging

    Muscle metabolism, function and disease; Liver fat and body composition; Magnetic resonance spectroscopy in vivo; Metabolic control; Brain magnetic resonance imaging

    Research Grants
    • Randomised, single blind study to assess efficacy of combination therapy of dapagliflozin with exanitide LAR versus exanatide LAR monotherapy in obese (BMI>35 kg/m2) patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (RESILIENT)
    • Characterising the metabolic disruption caused by brief periods of reduced physical activity in people with a family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
    • Effects of access fistula on sensorimotor function of the hand and muscle blood flow measurement.
    • Reporting trends and risks of workplace injury.
    • Technology Platform Collaborative Bid
    • Paul Broca II
    • Noninvasive magnetic resonance spectroscopic and near infrared spectroscopic studies of muscle biochemistry in haemodialysis patients.
    • In vivo imaging technologies to assess the efficacy and safety of RMTs
    • The effects of exercise training on visceral fat, insulin sensitivity, beta cell function and triglyceride kinetics in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
    • Effects of exercise prescription on muscle metabolism and clinical state in patients on haemodialysis.
    • One year Research Fellowship.
    • Zinc-alpha2-glycoprotein (ZAG): A ‘friend or foe’ in obesity-induced insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?
    • KEL09/08 - Improved sensor systems for medical imaging
    • Physiological systems integration in the optimisation of exercise tolerance
    • Centre of Excellence in musculoskeletal ageing research (MRC CIMA)
    Research Collaborations

    Dr Alison Sleigh

    External: The University of Cambridge

    31P MRS studies of skeletal muscle

    Dr Dan Cuthbertson


    1H MRS and MRI studies in obesity and insulin resistant-states

    Prof Qi-Yong Gong

    External: West China Hospital of Sichuan University

    MR studies of brain

    Dr Vanessa Sluming


    MRI studies of brain

    Dr Harry Rossiter

    External: The University of Leeds

    Magnetic resonance spectroscopy-based studies of human muscle physiology

    Prof Ewald Moser

    External: The University of Vienna

    Studies of muscle metabolism by 31P MRS

    Prof Simon Frostick


    EMG and functional studies of shoulder

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