Research Spotlight

In REF2021, the College will be required to submit approximately 900 publications and it is hoped that a significant proportion of these will be scored as 4*. A 4* publication is one that is judged by a REF peer-review panel as being world-leading and that demonstrates the highest quality of “significance, originality and rigour”.
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A number of papers within the College have already been identified as 4*.  This issue, we will focus on a paper with contributions from within the School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences and the Institute of Health & Wellbeing.

Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial

University of Glasgow School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, Institute of Health and Wellbeing and Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences authors: Professor Michael Lean, Chair of Human Nutrition, Dr Wilma Leslie, Research Nurse (Medicine), Miss Naomi Brosnahan, Research Associate, Mr George Thom, Research Associate, Ms Louise McCombie, Research Associate, Ms Yvonne McIlvenna, Research Nurse, Dr Paul Welsh, Senior Lecturer, Ms Sharon Kean, Director of Information Systems (the Robertson Centre), Professor Ian Ford, Senior Research Fellow, Professor Alex McConnachie, Professor of Clinical Trial Biostatics and Professor Naveed Sattar, Professor of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences.

The paper was published in the Lancet.


First published: 6 December 2019