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Claire Meek is a consultant in the diabetes in pregnancy service at Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge (UK) and a group leader at the Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge. She is supported by a Diabetes UK intermediate clinical fellowship and Future Leaders’ Award from the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes in association with the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Dr Meek’s research interests include diabetes, nutrition and obesity in pregnancy. She has contributed to the CONCEPTT trial, assessing real time continuous glucose monitoring in women with type 1 diabetes in pregnancy, which led to widespread changes in clinical care internationally. She is currently running a whole-diet randomised controlled trial to test a dietary intervention in gestational diabetes (DiGest trial) and an observational study assessing causes of gestational diabetes (OPHELIA study).

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University of Glasgow

Primary medical degree


University of Glasgow

Intercalated BSc degree - biochemistry and nutrition

First class honors


MRCP: Royal College of Physicians, UK


University College London

MSc in clinical biochemistry


FRCPath: Royal College of Pathologists, UK


University of Cambridge

PhD, Institute of Metabolic Science

Awards, Scholarships and Grants

​My research is funded through the following awards:

  • Diabetes UK Harry Keen intermediate clinical fellowship

  • Future Leader's Award from the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes and the Novo Nordisk Foundation

  • Association of Physicians Young Investigator Award

  • Helen H Lawson Award from BMA Foundation

  • Cambridge in Africa Award, Alborada Fund

  • NIHR i4i grant scheme

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