2019 – 2023
Claire Sharpe graduated in Medicine from University College London in 1991 and after specializing in renal medicine commenced research in renal fibrosis at King’s College London in 1998 with a Kidney Research UK Clinical training fellowship. After completing her PhD she was awarded a Department of Health/MRC 5-year Clinician Scientist Intermediate Fellowship in 2002 to continue her research at KCL and completed her specialist clinical training in 2004, taking up an honorary consultant post at King’s College Hospital.
In 2009 she was awarded an NHS/HEFCE Clinical Senior Lectureship to spend 50% of her time in research and 50% in clinical activity and was promoted to Reader in 2016. Claire’s main research interest is in the study of cell signaling pathways in renal fibrosis with a focus on discovering new therapeutic targets. Her clinical specialty and research interest is in the pathophysiology and management patients with renal complications of sickle cell disease. She is currently deputy chair of the research committee and co-chairs the UK Renal Fibrosis Network. She is also a member of on the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Specialist Training Committee representing academic trainees.
From 2012 to 2016 she chaired the UK Renal Association Equal Opportunities in Nephrology Committee and in 2016 she led the KCL Division of Transplantation Immunology and Mucosal Biology successful application for an Athena SWAN Silver Award.
Claire has been actively involved in undergraduate medical education since she first started research. In 2017 she joined the Medical Education Department at KCL and in 2018 she was appointed as Deputy Dean for Stage 2 (years 2 and 3) of the new MBBS 2020 Curriculum.
King’s College Hospital