Patterson, Professor Christoper (Chris) C

Keywords: childhood type 1 diabetes; epidemiology; biomarkers for diabetes in pregnancy

Chris is Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology in the Centre for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast. His main research interest is in the epidemiology of type 1 diabetes in children.  He was joint leader of the EURODIAB case-control study of risk factors for childhood type 1 diabetes and has published several systematic reviews of early life risk factors for this disease.  He has produced estimates of the number of children with type 1 diabetes worldwide for recent editions of the International Diabetes Federation’s Diabetes Atlas. He is currently co-ordinator of the EURODIAB collaboration of childhood diabetes registers and maintains the Northern Ireland Childhood Diabetes Register. He has a breadth of experience in organising and analysing multicentre RCTs (CUROSURF4, OSECT, DAPIT) and prospective cohort studies (Caerphilly, PRIME, HAPO (NI) follow-up).