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Dr. Clare Whicher

Chair, YDEF

I am currently in my sixth year of diabetes and endocrine training and taking a period out of programme to be involved with research looking at people with severe mental illness and obesity and type 2 diabetes. I am passionate about diabetes care in vulnerable or often forgotten patient groups. This includes transitional care, people with co-existent mental health issues and preconception planning in women with type 2 diabetes. I am the chair of the Young Diabetes and Endocrinologists (YDEF) committee which is committed to delivering training and support to other diabetes and endocrine trainees across the country. Since 2017 I have been on the Rising Star fellowship programme which supports young researchers in Europe and have organised the UK side of the North European Young Diabetologists (NEYD). Finally I was also the Wessex regional registrar representative for 2 years.