Alice Carr

I am a PhD student at the University of Exeter Medical School working under the supervision of Professor Richard Oram, Professor Sarah Richardson and Dr Beverley Shields.  I believe the future and key to progressing scientifically is an interdisciplinary approach to science, and my PhD exploits the interface between clinical science and islet biology, aiming to better understand the biological processes underlying changes in the beta cells and insulin production over time in people with type 1 diabetes. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on 8th August 2012, and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without it. Since then, I have dedicated my life to doing all I can to educate, raise awareness and make life better for people living with type 1 diabetes.