Roland Stimson

Professor of Endocrinology

  • Centre for Cardiovascular Science

Contact details



The Queen's Medical Research Centre
Edinburgh BioQuarter
47 Little France Crescent

Post code
EH16 4TJ

Research summary

I am a Scottish Senior Clinical Academic Fellow with research interests in obesity and associated metabolic disease. My senior fellowship is focused on determining how we can safely increase energy expenditure as a novel treatment for metabolic disease. We have recently discovered novel mechanisms regulating human brown adipose tissue activation and shown that this regulation differs between species. To understand how energy expenditure by human brown adipose tissue and other tissues is controlled, we use a variety of techniques ranging from in vivo experimental medicine in humans to in vitro cell culture models. We have developed novel in vivo tools to dissect human brown adipose tissue physiology and energy metabolism.

My other research interests include understanding the causes of obesity and type 2 diabetes, the importance of adipose tissue in metabolic health and the role of glucocorticoids in the pathophysiology of metabolic disease.

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