Roland Stimson Research Group

Information on the research interests, projects, and members of Roland Stimson's Research Group.

Roland Stimson
Professor Roland Stimson

Professor Roland Stimson

Personal Chair of Endocrinology


I am a Scottish Senior Clinical Academic Fellow with research interests in obesity and associated metabolic disease. My senior fellowship is focused on determining how we can safely increase energy expenditure as a novel treatment for metabolic disease. We have recently discovered novel mechanisms regulating human brown adipose tissue activation and shown that this regulation differs between species. To understand how energy expenditure by human brown adipose tissue and other tissues is controlled, we use a variety of techniques ranging from in vivo experimental medicine studies in humans, in vitro cell culture and transgenic murine models. We have developed novel in vivo tools to dissect human brown adipose tissue physiology and wider energy metabolism.

My other research interests include understanding the causes of obesity and type 2 diabetes, the importance of adipose tissue in metabolic health and the role of glucocorticoids in the pathophysiology of metabolic disease.

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Willingness to take PhD Students: Yes

Research Group Members

Name(sorted in ascending order) Role Email
Luke Boyle Clinical Research Fellow
Alex Kelman Research Technician
Choong Kwok
Ben McNeill
Lynne Ramage Research Technician
Karla Suchacki Research Fellow