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Dr Neil Hill a Consultant in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Internal Medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, where he is Head of Specialty for Diabetes, and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London. He also works at Pure Sports Medicine.
Experienced in all aspects of clinical endocrinology and diabetes, Dr Hill leads the multidisciplinary Imperial Physical Activity & Diabetes clinic which supports people with diabetes who are finding sports and exercise challenging because of fluctuations in blood glucose levels or musculoskeletal injuries.
Neil attended Nottingham University Medical School and qualified in 2000, and completed his medical training in the military and North-West London. As a former Army doctor, he served with infantry and airborne forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and South Sudan and represented the Combined Services in rugby at U21 level.
His PhD from Imperial College London investigated appetite regulation, metabolism and recovery after critical illness for which he won the Colt Foundation Military Research Prize and was a finalist in the Royal Society of Medicine Young Trainee of the Year. His doctoral thesis was awarded the Leishman Memorial Prize. Neil has published more than 40 original research papers and recently co-authored the second edition of the popular textbook Lecture Notes in Endocrinology & Diabetes. His current research interests focus on the use of glucose sensing technology to understand exercise physiology.
Areas of interest
Diabetes (Type 1 & Type 2); Endocrinology; Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases; Disorders of the Pituitary and Adrenals; Reproductive Disorders; Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS); Menopause; Cholesterol and Lipid Disorders; Metabolic Health; Obesity;
Sporting interests: Rugby, Running, Skiing, Table Tennis and Indoor Rowing
Original Research papers since 2021
- A game for all shapes and sizes? Changes in anthropometric and performance measures of elite professional rugby union players 1999-2018. GT Bevan, et al. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2022;8(1):e001235
- Relative changes in brain and kidney biomarkers with Exertional Heat Illness during a cool weather marathon. Stacey MJ, et al. PLoS One. 2022;17:e0263873.
- The benefit of dexamethasone in patients with COVID-19 infection is preserved in patients with diabetes. Eng PC, et al. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2022;24:1385-1389
- Improved glycaemia during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown is sustained post-lockdown and during the "Eat Out to Help Out" Government Scheme, in adults with Type 1 diabetes in the United Kingdom. Avari P, et al. PLoS One. 2021;16(7):e0254951
- The vanishing adrenal glands: A transient regression of adrenal lymphoma after a single dose of 1 mg dexamethasone. Zaman S, et al. AACE Clin Case Rep. 2020;7:109-112
- Changes in gastrointestinal cell integrity after marathon running and exercise-associated collapse. Walter E, et al. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2021;121:1179-1187
- Histamine, mast cell tryptase and post-exercise hypotension in healthy and collapsed marathon runners. Parsons IT, et al. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2021;121:1451-1459
- Adverse outcomes in COVID-19 and diabetes: a retrospective cohort study from three London teaching hospitals. Izzi-Engbeayaa C, et al. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2021;9:e001858
- Clinical activity at the UK military level 2 hospital in Bentiu, South Sudan during Op TRENTON from June to September 2017. Bailey MS, et al. BMJ Mil Health. 2021;167:304-309
- Association between collapse and serum creatinine and electrolyte concentrations in marathon runners: a 9-year retrospective study. Fitzpatrick D, et al. Eur J Emerg Med. 2021;28:34-42
- PhD Imperial College London 2013
- Diploma Medical Care of Catastrophes Society of Apothecaries 2007
- Membership Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians 2006
- BMBS Nottingham University 2000
- BMedSci (1st Class Honors) Nottingham University 1998
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