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Dr Christine Burren

Christine Burren is a Consultant in Paediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Bone at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol. She trained and undertook earlier research projects in Melbourne, Australia, Portland, Oregon, USA and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK.

Her main research interests include rare metabolic bone disorders of childhood (Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Hypophosphatasia, XLH and skeletal dysplasias), childhood diabetes (early treatments and improving long term control) and paediatric endocrinology (particularly growth disorders).

Clinical research included Chief Investigator on 'Do Physical Fitness and Physical Activity influence diabetes control in children and young people?' funded by Diabetes UK.

Current Research includes 1. Principal Investigator - Prospective, Multicenter, Single-arm Study to Evaluate Efficacy, Safety, and Pharmacokinetics of Denosumab in Children With osteogenesis imperfecta 2. Principal Investigator - An Observational, Longitudinal, Prospective, Long-Term Registry Of Patients With Hypophosphatasia (HPP) 3. RUDY project on rare bone disorders.

Research keywords

  • childhood diabetes
  • physical activity
  • osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Vitamin D
  • growth disorders