Memorial for Professor Joan Bicknell

A memorial for Professor Joan Bicknell, the first female British professor of psychiatry and long serving St George's staff member, will be held on Thursday 19th October.

In June 2017, Joan Bicknell died at the age of 78.

Joan Bicknell

Children who sleep an hour less at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, says study

A study has found that children who slept on average one hour less a night had higher risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including higher levels of blood glucose and insulin resistance.

15 August 2017

child sleep diabetes

Hopes high to slash the number of deaths from killer fungal disease in Africa

Experts aim to halve the number of deaths from cryptococcal meningitis by changing drug treatment programmes after the results of a new medical trial.

21 July 2017

ACTA trial

MRC awards £2 milllion to St George's lymphoedema research

Researchers at St George's have been awarded a major MRC programme grant, worth £2 million over five years, to investigate different causes of swelling of the extremities due to an underlying weakness in the lymphatic system, primary lymphoedema.

Led by Dr Pia Ostergaard, together with Professor Steve Jeffery and Professor Peter Mortimer from Molecular and Clinical Sciences Genetics, the group is a large collaboration between St George's and the Trust, including Professor Franklyn Howe (MCS Neuroscience), Derek Macallan (Institute of Infection and Immunity), and clinicians Dr Sahar Mansour and Dr Kristiana Gordon from the Trust's national Primary and Paediatric Lymphoedema clinic.


Pedometers can improve activity levels even when patients use them without support, study shows

Researchers have shown that people can improve their physical activity by just using a pedometer, a handbook and an exercise diary and don't need to rely on one-to-one support.

3 January 2017