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Dr Alexander Hamilton

Dr Alexander Hamilton

Dr Alexander Hamilton
BSc, MBBS, PhD

Clinical Lecturer in Renal Medicine

Area of research

The clinical and psychosocial status of young adults receiving renal replacement therapy in the United Kingdom

Office G.04
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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+44 (0) 117 4550819

Summary

My PhD thesis was titled 'The clinical and psychosocial status of young adults receiving renal replacement therapy in the United Kingdom' and involved evidence synthesis, survival analysis in a registry dataset, survey analysis with general population comparator data and regression analysis to explore associations with key outcomes.

I was the Chief Investigator for the SPEAK study (Surveying People Experiencing young Adult Kidney failure). This was a national survey-based study which established psychosocial health outcomes for young people on dialysis or with a kidney transplant, and closed to recruitment in 2017.

I am currently researching interventions to improve outcomes for young adults with kidney disease. In addition, I am investigating risk factors for declining kidney transplant function among young people in the UK using UK Renal Registry and NHSBT data.

My prior research interests include the genetics of Fanconi syndrome, monogenic diabetes, the genetics of atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome, and accidental mushroom poisoning causing renal failure.

Biography

Alex is an adult nephrology trainee (ST6) in the Peninsula/Severn deanery. He graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2007 and completed Core Medical Training in the South West, gaining his MRCP in 2010.  In 2014 Alex completed an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, supervised by Dr Coralie Bingham and Prof Andrew Hattersley.

From 2014 to 2018, Alex was the Tony Wing Clinical Research Fellow, funded by Kidney Care UK and Kidney Research UK. His PhD thesis was entitled ‘The clinical and psychosocial status of young adults receiving renal replacement therapy in the United Kingdom’ and his PhD was supervised by Prof Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Dr Fergus Caskey and Dr Carol Inward.

Teaching

Alex teaches 4th year medical students on the Community Orientated Medical Practice module. He is also a trained OSCE examiner.

Keywords

  • Young adults
  • transition
  • Nephrology
  • Renal medicine
  • dialysis
  • transplantation

Skills

  • Renal failure

Memberships

Organisations

Bristol Medical School (PHS)

Recent publications

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