Research in paediatric nephrology ranges from basic science research within the Renal Biology group to clinical trials research at the NIHR / Wellcome Trust Children's Clinical Trials Facility.

The clinical Department of Paediatric Nephrology is based at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, which is the largest single-site facility for children's heathcare in Europe. This is adjacent to the University of Manchester and basic science research in nephrology is conducted in the Institute of Human Development and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research.

Our main research themes are as follows:

  • Clinical trials
  • Development of the kidneys and urinary tract
  • Glomerular cell biology

In addition, we participate in the following:

  • Contribution to national patient registries (RaDaR)
  • Postgraduate training of clinicians and scientists
  • Undergraduate training

Together with adult nephrology departments at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, we have twice yearly Pan Manchester Academic Nephrology meetings as part of the Greater Manchester Academic Nephrology network.

Paediatric nephrologists

Paediatric nephrologists based at Manchester's Children's hospital:

  • Dr Malcolm Lewis
  • Professor Nick Webb
  • Dr Mark Bradbury
  • Dr Nick Plant
  • Dr Mohan Shenoy

Paediatric nephrologists based at the University of Manchester: