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Miss Shezan Elahi


Research Nurse


Shezan gained a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Queen Mary, University of London in 2003. She then went on to gain a Diploma in Paediatric Nursing, from City University, in 2007. After working on the Paediatric wards at the Royal London Hospital from Jan 2008-Aug 2012, with a special interest in holistic care related to children and surgery, she completed a course entitled Care of the Child and Young Person undergoing Surgery. She became a Research Nurse at Queen Mary, based at Charter House Square, under the Paediatric Endocrine team from Aug 2012-2015. Here she was the lead Research Nurse for the foetal adrenal study, with collaborations with Kings College, Imperial, The Royal London and Queen Mary. She was involved in assisting the pre-eclampsia study, and worked on collaborations with the paediatric Gastroenterology team with Professor Sanderson and the Paediatric Endocrine team looking at growth in IBD clinics, as well as other projects with Professor Dunkel and Dr Helen Storr. Alongside this role she was part of the Paediatric Endocrine MDT at the Royal London Hospital involved in clinics and dynamic function tests.

Shezan then joined the National Bowel Research Centre in September 2015, working with three main groups within the centre; Professor Sanger, Professor Blackshaw and Dr Bulmer, funded by Takeda Pharmaceuticals.  She currently oversees the Ethics for Professor Knowles and Professor Croft for Bioresource based studies of the digestive system in children and adults.

Shezan has completed 3 runs for charities for Breast cancer, The British Heart Foundation and in 2015 The British 10k for CICRA.



Shapiro L, Elahi S, Riddoch F et al. (2016)  Investigation for Paediatric Cushing's Syndrome Using Twenty-Four-Hour Urinary Free Cortisol Determination. Hormone Research Paediatric vol. 86, (1) 21-26. 10.1159/000446913

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