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Professor Richard Eastell

Key Areas of Expertise:

Anabolic treatments for osteoporosis

Novel tests for bone turnover markers

Biomechanics of hip and spine fracture

Professor Eastell is the Head of the Academic Unit of Bone Metabolism Group and Director of the NIHR RU in Bone Diseases, University of Sheffield, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.  He is also Director of the Mellanby Centre for Bone Research.

Professor Eastell graduated in Medicine from Edinburgh University in 1977 and trained as an endocrinologist in Edinburgh, London (Northwick Park Hospital) and the USA (Mayo Clinic). He is the head of the Academic Unit of Bone Metabolism Group and Director of the NIHR RU in Bone Diseases, University of Sheffield, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. He is an Honorary Consultant Physician in metabolic bone disease at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

In 1997, he was awarded Hospital Doctor of the Year in the osteoporosis category, in 1998 he was awarded the Corrigan Medal of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and in 2003, was part of the team awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Award to the University of Sheffield for the Health and Social Care of Older People. In 2004, he was awarded the Kohn Foundation award from the National Osteoporosis Society and also the Society of Endocrinology Medal. He is an associate editor for Bone and is on the editorial board of Osteoporosis International. He is the Past President of the European Calcified Tissue Society and Past Chairman of the National Osteoporosis Society. He is a National Institutes for Health Research Senior Investigator.

Contact Details

Professor of Bone Metabolism, University of Sheffield; NIHR Senior Investigator; Director, NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit; Director Mellanby Centre for Bone Research

Telephone: 44 (0)114 271 4705

Secretary, Gill Higginbottom 44 (0)114 271 4705

Email: r.eastell@sheffield.ac.uk

For further information please visit: Mellanby Centre