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Clinical Professor of Medicine; Consultant Endocrinologist; Director, Endocrinology Research Group
Department of Medicine (Dunedin)
Research summary
Endocrinology and diabetes.


The Endocrinology Research Group's major focus relates to clinical trials in all areas of endocrinology including diabetes, general endocrinology, and metabolism. A key area of research focus is the link between obesity and insulin resistance.

The group has published widely on the effect of meal composition on postprandial inflammation and is involved in clinical trials in obesity, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis.

The group consists of Prof Patrick Manning, Dr Wayne Sutherland, Dr Ted Nye, and is assisted by three research nurses (Anne Ryalls, Liz Berry and Gavin Hendry). In addition the group has collaborative projects with other members of the Department of Medicine, as well as other researchers both nationally and internationally.


If you have research interest in clinical endocrinology including diabetes and/or obesity and have either a tertiary science degree or a medical degree then feel free to make contact with Prof Patrick Manning to find out if there are any current research opportunities available within the research group.

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Bellae Papannarao, J., Schwenke, D. O., Manning, P., & Katare, R. (2022). Upregulated miR-200c is associated with downregulation of the functional receptor for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 ACE2 in individuals with obesity [Brief communication]. International Journal of Obesity, 46, 238-241. doi: 10.1038/s41366-021-00984-2 Journal - Research Other

Meredith-Jones, K., Taylor, R., Brown, R., Cooke, R., Vlietstra, L., Manning, P., Poulton, R., & Haszard, J. (2021). Age- and sex-specific visceral fat reference cutoffs and their association with cardio-metabolic risk. International Journal of Obesity, 45, 808-817. doi: 10.1038/s41366-021-00743-3 Journal - Research Article

Chandrasekera, D. N. K., Neale, J. P. H., van Hout, I., Rawal, S., Coffey, S., Jones, G. T., … Manning, P., Williams, M. J. A., & Katare, R. (2020). Upregulation of microRNA-532 enhances cardiomyocyte apoptosis in the diabetic heart. Apoptosis, 25(5-6), 388-399. doi: 10.1007/s10495-020-01609-1 Journal - Research Article

Leong, S. L., Glue, P., Manning, P., Vanneste, S., Lim, L. J., Mohan, A., & De Ridder, D. (2020). Anterior cingulate cortex implants for alcohol addiction: A feasibility study. Neurotherapeutics, 17, 1287-1299. doi: 10.1007/s13311-020-00851-4 Journal - Research Article

Manning, P., Munasinghe, P. E., Bellae Papannarao, J., Gray, A. R., Sutherland, W., & Katare, R. (2019). Acute weight loss restores dysregulated circulating microRNAs in obese individuals. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 104(4), 1239-1248. doi: 10.1210/jc.2018-00684 Journal - Research Article

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