Prof Matthew Peak

Prof Peak is Director of Research at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Co-director of the Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales Medicines for Children Local Research Network (CMNW LRN). Dr Peak trained as a clinical biochemist in the Northern Regional Health Authority undertaking a MSc whilst gaining his professional accreditation. He completed his PhD on ‘Control of hepatic metabolism by insulin’ within the Diabetes Unit at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne/Royal Victoria Infirmary led by Professor Sir George Alberti. Prof Peak held a MRC/British Diabetic Association Fellowship to study post-receptor insulin signalling pathways in the liver, working in laboratories in Newcastle upon Tyne and Barcelona. In 2000, he took up the inaugural position of full time Research & Development Manager at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, before being appointed as the Clinical Governance Lead with a special interest in clinical effectiveness combining research and senior NHS management experience. In 2004, Prof Peak was appointed as Director of Research at the Trust and led the successful bid for the CMNW LRN awarded in 2006. He is applicant on a number of NIHR awards in the field of paediatrics



Prof Peak is a Co-Investigator to the ADRIC Programme and a member of the ADRIC Steering Committee.