Diabetes Research Team

Diabetes Research Team

Sarah Close

Research Sister

Sarah joined the diabetes team in July 2011 and comes from an Intensive Care background.

Sarah is responsible for managing the diabetes trials including innovative medications, insulin therapy and insulin pumps. This involves working closely with the Endocrinologists and Diabetologists to recruit, educate and care for patients with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

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Research Nurse

Cassilda is part of the diverse cross-speciality research team.  Covering  a number of different specialities within the trust she joined the Research team at  the beginning of 2015. Prior to this Cassilda worked in Intensive Care at the Royal Surrey and Buckinghamshire Hospital.  Before coming to the UK Cassilda gained experience as a specialist pre-hospital emergency nurse.

During her time in the research department Cassilda has worked across multiple medical areas i.e. Stroke, Hepatology, Rheumatology and Diabetes and has been involved with expanding the portfolio within these areas.

Nikki Wakefeild

Research Coordinator

Nikki joined the diabetes team as a co-ordinator in October 2015 and comes from a pharmacy background. As a trials coordinator she is responsible for setting up new trials, managing the site files, liaising with the trial sponsors and supporting the clinical team.

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