Professor Matthew Peak

BSc, MSc, PhD, MRCPath1


Professor Peak trained as a clinical biochemist undertaking a MSc within his professional accreditation. He completed his PhD within the Diabetes Unit led by Professor Sir George Alberti at the University of Newcastle/Royal Victoria Infirmary. He held a MRC/British Diabetic Association Post-doctoral Fellowship, working in laboratories in Newcastle and Barcelona.  

In 2000, he took up the inaugural position of R&D Manager at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. In 2004, he was appointed Director of Research at the trust and in 2006 led the successful bid for a NIHR Medicines for Children Local Research Network. He is Co-Director of the NIHR Alder Hey Clinical Research Facility for Experimental Medicine and investigator on a number of awards from MRC, NIHR and Medical Charities in the field of paediatrics with a focus on children’s medicines.

Professor Peak leads the Liverpool Paediatric Medicines Research Unit and until recently was the Children’s Speciality Lead for the NIHR NW Coast Region recruiting over 35,000 babies, children and young people to studies.

Expertise in support of EATC for children

  • Supervision of non-clinical PhD students
  • Trial methodology
  • Paediatric Formulations
  • Strategic Leadership.

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