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Sponsor Profile

Name:Dr Rachel Freathy

SpecialismsEndocrinology and Metabolism

Research InterestsI am interested in using large genetics datasets to understand both genetic and non-genetic (maternal intrauterine) influences on birth weight. The techniques used could be applied to many outcomes other than birth weight, including later life diseases. Techniques include (i) genome-wide association [...]

Fellow Profile

Name:Dr Yolanda Hill

“Cardiac Positioning System (CPS) - An automated navigation system to guide catheter ablation therapy” November 2017 – November 2020 £264,230 I completed my Bachelor's degree in Biology with Psychology at Queen Mary University of London in 2011. During a short course on in vivo research methods in biomedical science, I realised that whilst the use of animals in biomedical research has for many years provided an unrivalled method to model and understand human physiology, computational models now provide significant scope for research in this dom [...]

Skills Development Fellowships

The University of Exeter is pleased to partner with the Medical Research Council (MRC) to deliver Skills Development Fellowships commencing in summer 2018. These three year training fellowships support early- to mid-career researchers to explore, consolidate and further develop their skills in an MRC priority area in which they are already active or in which they are seeking training.


Exeter’s priority skills themes are:

  • Mathematical modelling
  • Statistical modelling and methodology
  • Computational modelling

Exeter’s scientific themes are:

  • Neuroscience and neurology
  • Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Primary care, population health and health services research