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.



Guzman S, Dragan M, Kwon H, et al., 2022, Targeting hepatic kisspeptin receptor ameliorates non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in a mouse model., Journal of Clinical Investigation, ISSN:0021-9738

Eng PC, Distaso W, Durreshahwar H, et al., 2022, The benefit of dexamethasone in patients with COVID-19 infection is preserved in patients with diabetes., Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism: a Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, ISSN:1462-8902

Clarke S, Phylactou M, Patel B, et al., 2022, Preserved C-peptide in survivors of COVID-19: post-hoc analysis, Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism: a Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Vol:24, ISSN:1462-8902, Pages:570-574

Phylactou M, Abbara A, Al-Memar M, et al., 2022, Changes in circulating kisspeptin levels during each trimester in women with antenatal complications, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Vol:107, ISSN:0021-972X, Pages:e71-e83

Izzi-Engbeaya C, Salem V, 2021, Commentary: 'Diversity of invited speakers at endocrinology conferences', Clinical Endocrinology, ISSN:0300-0664

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