Queen Mary University of London
Gill Hood has been involved in diabetes care since qualifying as a nurse in 1984 and from 1997 began working in diabetes research. She managed the NE London Diabetes Research Network from 2007-2013 increasing patient recruitment 5 fold during this period and conducting her own research into fasting during Ramadan for people with diabetes, how older adults manage diabetes over time, and improving the patient-doctor consultation in diabetes. Gill is also an original member of the EU funded Diamap study which aimed to project diabetes research milestones for the next ten years. She is also involved with patient and public information groups encouraging users to discuss research and be more involved. She is an honorary research fellow at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) and continues to manage diabetes clinical research at QMUL. Gill is the Workforce Development and Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead for the North West London Clinical Research Network funded by the National Institute of Health Research. In her capacity as Workforce Lead Gill runs course in Clinical Research for nurses and allied health professionals. She also runs courses for patients and the public who want to be involved with research. Gill is a member of the Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) and the Novo Nordisk Research Foundation for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals. Gill’s diabetes research interests are in ethnic minorities and engaging hard to reach groups in research, diabetes and older adults, health professional education, and patient and public involvement.