Who we are

We are a research group based within the medical school at the University of Exeter. Headed by Dr Kate Ellacott and Dr Craig Beall, our group works in the broad field of 'neuroendocrinology', which is the study of how hormones act in the brain. More specifically we are trying to improve understanding of how our body controls its energy levels. This includes projects focused on understanding how the brain regulates food intake, how the body detects and responds to low blood sugar, and how the immune systems in the brain and the rest of the body coordinate with each other to regulate metabolism. It is our a goal to advance understanding and discover potential treatment targets for obesity and diabetes.