PhD title: The natural history of Impaired Glucose Tolerance amongst young adults and its effect on renal function.
Funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research (NIHR SPCR).
Supervisors: Paramjit Gill, Tom Marshall
Feroz’s research interests are focused on the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in young adult (aged 18 to 40 years) with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). Feroz’s is also interested in investigating the natural history and progression/reversion of impaired glucose tolerance and development of CKD in this group of people.
Feroz’s research consists of two distinct phases. In Phase 1 he will investigate the cumulative incidence of CKD in young adults (aged 18 to 40 years) with IGT through a comprehensive systematic review. The focus of this systematic review will mainly be on cohort and case-control studies. In the second phase the aim is to determine the relative risk of CKD in young adults developing CKD compared to a matched cohort with no glycaemic abnormality. Kaplan Meier analyses (log rank test) will be carried out to estimate the differences in time between patients with IGT developing CKD compared to a matched cohort without IGT. This research will make use of The Health Improvement Network (THIN), a large UK primary care anonymised electronic medical records.
Feroz completed a BSc and a Master in Public Health from the Universities of Bradford and Wolverhampton respectively. He worked in various NHS departments coordinating several national health initiatives. He also worked in governance and prior to commencing this doctoral degree, as a Trial Coordinator in primary care clinical research and trials unit (PCCRTU), University of Birmingham. He is currently undertaking an NIHR SPCR PhD studentship. Feroz research interest also encompass the economic, social and economic factors that influence health and the need for strategic initiative, particularly in primary care to better use resources for early prevention of chronic disease.