Dr Jonathan Hazlehurst BA, MBChB, DPhil, MRCP(UK)

Dr Jonathan Hazlehurst

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research
Academic Clinical Lecturer

Contact details

Address
Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Jon is an Academic Clinical Lecturer (ACL) in Endocrinology within the IMSR. His principle interest is in complex endocrine obesity: the interaction between obesity and endocrinopathies. His current work includes thyroid disease as well as PCOS. Previous work has focused on pre-receptor steroid metabolism as well as the metabolic consequence of intermittent hypoxia. Jon is an early career clinical academic and has published 15 original articles.

He is a strong advocate of people-first language and has an interest in health inequalities around bariatric surgery. He is happy to be contacted about collaborations/shared opportunities.

Qualifications

Academic Clinical Lecturer in Endocrinology:

SCE Diabetes and Endocrinology, 2019

DPhil, University of Oxford 2019

MBChB, University of Oxford, 2009

BA (1st Class) in Medicine, University of Oxford, 2006

Biography

Jon is an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Endocrinology within the Institute for Metabolism and Systems Research. He trained at the University of Oxford obtaining a 1st class degree in medicine with a distinction in his MBchB. He then undertook early training in Birmingham as an Academic Foundation program doctor and then NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow before returning to Oxford to undertake his DPhil. This focused on the metabolic consequences of intermittent hypoxia. He then returned to Birmingham in his current position which combines ongoing clinical training as an ST6 Registrar in Endocrinology alongside academic work. His principle interest is complex endocrine obesity: the interaction between obesity and endocrinopathies. His interests include lifestyle interventions, pharmacological treatments and bariatric surgery and he works across these three areas within his clinical and academic work. He is a strong advocate of people-first language and person centred care and tries to incorporate this passion to his clinical and academic work. He works closely with patient representatives to design his studies looking to combine QoL data and mechanistic in vivo human physiology as well as studies of existing databases.

Dr Hazlehurst presents research on the nature of the connection between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and fatty liver disease.

Teaching

  • Small group teaching in Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Occasional lectures as part of different modules
  • Personal Academic Tutor for students Years 1-3
  • Personal Independent Project Lead for Year 2 students interested in obesity

Research

Obesity:

  • Weight management strategies and outcome reporting in clinical weight management settings
  • Variables determining access to/uptake of bariatric surgery

PCOS:

  • Impact of dietary interventions on glucose metabolism, androgens and QoL in people with PCOS
  • Impact of bariatric surgery in PCOS
  • Weight trajectory and symptomatology in PCOS

Thyroid:

  • Determinant of weight change and metabolic risk across treatment for thyroid disease

Hypoxia:

  • Impact of hypoxia on glucose metabolism, fatty liver and metabolic risk

Other activities

  • Clinical registrar in Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Peer reviewer for multiple journals
  • Member of LOC for European Young Endocrinologists Society Conference, Birmingham 2020
  • Regular contributor to public engagement events
  • Happy to discuss clinical academia/careers in Endocrinology with students/junior clinicians