Clinical Research Fellow
Shuko is a senior trainee in Paediatric Neurology with a special interest in neuromuscular disorders. She graduated from the University of Glasgow and undertook her paediatric training in Edinburgh and Glasgow, prior to commencing her three-year Clinical Research Fellowship, funded by the Chief Scientist Office, Muscular Dystrophy UK and Action Duchenne in 2015. The PhD research study "ScOT-DMD: Secondary Osteoporosis and its Therapy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy" investigates the complex pathophysiology of secondary osteoporosis in Scottish boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy through a series of bone biomarkers and use of innovative imaging techniques. She is currently a clinical research fellow of Developmental Endocrinology Research Group at the University of Glasgow. She is also part of the Glasgow Neuromuscular Research Team and is involved in research activity within the Paediatric Neurosciences Research Group at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. Shuko is a Steering Group member of the Scottish Muscle Network and is involved in improving the bone surveillance programme and in increasing local clinical trial capacity for future international, collaborative translational research in DMD.