Dr Claire Sharpe

Tel: 0207 848 5693 (Direct line)
Job title: Clinical Senior Lecturer in Renal Medicine and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, King’s College London and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Claire Sharpe is a graduate of University College London School of Medicine and completed her PhD in renal cell signalling at King’s College London in 2002. She is now a HEFCE/NHS Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Renal Medicine, King’s College London and an Honorary Consultant in Renal Medicine, King’s College Hospital.

She has been involved in the combined renal and sickle cell clinic at King’s College Hospital since its instigation in 2004 and has developed a strong interest in the underlying mechanisms and management of sickle cell nephropathy.  She is actively involved in studying both its epidemiology and the outcomes of early treatment, focusing on patient education, early intervention and on-going monitoring in order to slow disease progression and minimize the number of patients requiring renal replacement therapy in the future. She has been invited to speak on the renal complications of sickle cell disease at many national meetings including at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Specialist interests

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Sickle Cell Nephropathy

Research interests

  • The molecular pathogenesis of progressive renal fibrosis
  • The pathogenesis and epidemiology of sickle cell nephropathy


Download a list of Dr Claire Sharpe’s publications (PDF 106kb)

Education and training

  • BSc London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 1989
  • MB BS University College London 1991
  • MRCP Royal College of Physicians London 1994
  • PhD University of London 2001
  • South Thames Renal Specialist Training, CCST August 2004


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