Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

IPPRF Research Fellow



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Chioma Izzi-Engbeaya is currently an Imperial College-BRC funded IPPRF Clinical Research Fellow in the Section of Endocrinology and Investigative Medicine (headed by Prof Waljit Dhillo). 

Dr Izzi-Engbeaya completed her undergraduate medical training at Guy’s Kings and St Thomas’ Medical School in 2004. During this time she also completed an Intercalated BSc in Endocrinology (for which she was awarded First Class Honours). Her junior doctor training posts were undertaken at various London NHS Trusts including Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She became an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow during her training as a Diabetes and Endocrinology Registrar and was subsequently awarded an Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Charity Fellowship, followed by an MRC Clinical Research Training PhD Fellowship in 2014. She completed her PhD with Professor Waljit Dhillo and Dr James Gardiner in 2018.

Her research interests include assessing the hormonal control of metabolic and reproductive systems, investigating the interactions between metabolic and reproductive systems and developing aptamer-based methods of hormone detection and measurement.

Dr Izzi-Engbeaya is a tutor for modules on the Imperial College MBBS and Endocrinology BSc courses, and she supervises post-graduate research students. In 2021, she was appointed the Director for EDI in Imperial College School of Medicine. She actively participates in public engagement activities such as the Imperial Festival, the BRC Festival and Imperial College Pathways to Medicine Programme. In addition, Dr Izzi-Engbeaya undertakes clinical work at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust as an Honorary Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes.



Izzi-Engbeaya C, 2022, Brown Adipose Tissue and Regulation of Human Body Weight, Diabetes - Metabolism: Research and Reviews, ISSN:1520-7552

Abbara A, Koysombat K, Phylactou M, et al., 2022, Insulin-like peptide 3 (INSL3) in congenital hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (CHH) in boys with delayed puberty and adult men, Frontiers in Endocrinology, ISSN:1664-2392

Frampton J, Izzi-Engbeaya C, Salem V, et al., 2022, The acute effect of glucagon on components of energy balance and glucose homoeostasis in adults without diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis, International Journal of Obesity, Vol:46, ISSN:0307-0565, Pages:1948-1959

Frampton J, Izzi-Engbeaya C, Salem V, et al., 2022, The acute effect of glucagon on components of energy balance and glucose homeostasis in adults without diabetes, International Journal of Obesity, ISSN:0307-0565

Izzi-Engbeaya C, Dhillo WS, 2022, Gut hormones and reproduction, Annales D Endocrinologie, Vol:83, ISSN:0003-4266, Pages:254-257

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