Our funded researchers
- Coeliac UK is the largest single funder of research into coeliac disease in the UK
- Since 2005 we have secured around £3 million for research to understand the genetic basis and immune processes involved in the disease as well as laying the foundations for a potential vaccine
- We have also commissioned other research such as preventing cross contamination in commercial kitchens
- Our Members represent the largest single pool of patients with coeliac disease in the world which is why so many researchers want to work with us.
Why research is important
Research underpins the work of the Charity in so many different ways. Traditional medical research can offer different approaches to managing the disease and perhaps one day find a cure. But we also need research to base our expertise on in training and standards for producing gluten-free food and to inform our policy positions such as minimum standards for care.
You can help us make a difference by getting involved in our research.
Find out more about our current research projects
- Oats and coeliac disease
- The combined metabolome and metagenomics approach in coeliac disease; to understand why some patients with coeliac disease don’t feel better despite being on a gluten-free diet
- High dimensional analysis of the mucosal immune system in coeliac disease; towards personalised treatment
- Occurrence of coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis in the UK
- Coeliac disease assessment questionnaire; a patient reported outcome measure
- Development of a new test for diagnosis
- The humanistic and economic burden of coeliac disease in the UK
- Group versus individual dietetic intervention in patients with newly diagnosed coeliac disease
- Long term follow up of coeliac disease
- Cognitive dysfunction in coeliac disease
- Coeliac disease, social media and health
- Osteoporosis in coeliac disease associated with novel autoantibodies
- Prospective coeliac disease diagnosis evaluation