Professor Noel Morgan

Principal Investigator

'Every day is exciting; members of the team are brilliant and want to make a difference to people with diabetes'

Associate Professor Sarah Richardson

''What gets me out of bed in the morning is an innate curiosity to find out how and why type 1 diabetes develops; the enthusiastic and committed team with whom I work and a passionate hope that one day we can make a difference for the people who have to live with this disease.''

Dr Mark Russell

'Everyday is filled with different challenges, which keeps things exciting'

'I get to think about immunology and helping real people everyday - what's not to love?'

Nikki-Anne Archer

PA to Professor Morgan

'I read the profiles of the iBEX team and I was so inspired, I knew it was where I wanted to be'

Dr Christine Flaxman

Research Technician

'I think the team’s research into what processes and mechanisms are involved in the onset and progress of diabetes is really interesting and exciting. If we can understand more about diabetes, hopefully this will lead to improvements in diagnosis and treatment for people with the disease.'

Dr Jessica Chaffey


'What gets me out of bed in the morning is wanting to find out the ansers to questions about how Type 1 diabetes is triggered, in the knowledge that it could help those who have, or might develop, Type 1 diabetes'

Dr Afi Leslie Kaiyven


'What gets me out of bed in the morning is the passion for science and knowing that the little contributions we make everyday may change the fate of treatment for and/or understanding of type 1 diabetes and other related diseases'

Chloe Rackham

DRWF Research Fellow, Lecturer in Diabetes

My long term goal is to ensure that beta cell replacement therapies can be offered to the greatest possible number of individuals living with diabetes.

Dr Martin Eichmann

Lecturer in Immunology

Throughout Martin’s research career his focus has steadily remained on investigating the role of the immune system in type 1 diabetes. He received a PhD in Immunology, from King’s College London, for a thesis entitled “Genes and Phenotypes in Type 1 Diabetes”. In June 2020, he joined the IBEX team as a Lecturer in Immunology. He is extremely excited to be working alongside some world-leading diabetes researchers within the Exeter Centre of Excellence in Diabetes – to be engaging and identifying opportunities for collaborative research projects that excel from the core synergetic strengths of the various research disciplines in diabetes.

Alice Carr

PhD Student

Type 1 diabetes is my whole life - I research it, I raise awareness of it and I live with it! My life changed on the 8th August 2012 when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Since then there has been many highs and lows (quite literally) and we don't get on sometimes. But without type 1 diabetes I wouldn't be the person I am today and I have

dedicated my life to doing all I can to educate, raise awareness and make life better for people living with type 1 diabetes.“ 

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