Welcome to the UCL Centre for Nephrology Royal Free
The UCL Centre for Nephrology Royal Free Hospital is part of the UCL Division of Medicine and is within the Transplantation and Immunology theme of the UCL Academic Health Sciences Centre (UCL Partners). This theme includes active renal, liver (including islet cell) and bone marrow transplant programmes, as well as plans for face and laryngeal transplantation. The Centre is formally linked with the clinical Nephrology service at the Royal Free Hospital.
There are several research groups within the UCL Centre for Nephrology Royal Free with established interests in renal tubular pathophysiology and stones, renal genetics, cystic kidney disease, renal bone disease, cardiovascular disease, dialysis, glomerulonephritis, autoimmunity and fibrosis. As a result, there are significant internal collaborations and strong links with other UCL research departments, including physiology, biochemistry, genetics, virology, rheumatology, infectious diseases, immunology, and clinical pharmacology.
The Head of Centre is Professor Robert Unwin and the Clinical Service Director is Dr John Connolly. There are 5 other Clinical Professors (Powis, Kleta, Maxwell, Cunningham and Jaeger), 2 Clinical Readers (Drs Wheeler and Salama) and 4 Clinical Lecturers (including 2 Walport-funded ACLs). Non-clinical academic members include Professor Pat Wilson, Professor Jasminka Godovac-Zimmermann, Dr Jill Norman (Reader) and Dr Ruan Xiongzhong (Senior Lecturer).