Dr Sarah Prior is a Senior Lecturer within the Diabetes Research Group in Swansea University Medical School. She gained her PhD in 2006 specialising in mitochondrial genetics of cancer, however since then has worked in the field of diabetes research. Dr Prior joined the Diabetes Research Group in 2007, where her research has focused on investigating the links between Type 2 diabetes and obesity, and their associated comorbidities. The Diabetes Group now has its own unit based in the Grove Building and their research sits within the “Biomarkers and Genes” theme. Dr Prior focusses on Type 2 diabetes associated-obesity and the identification of molecular biomarkers for the association with specific cardiovascular comorbidities, as well as having a keen interest in bariatric surgery and weight loss.
Aside from Type 2 diabetes research, Dr Prior also collaborates in the field of retinopathy and the mechanisms behind its progression.