Cruddas Link Fellowships

The Tseu Medical Institute awards prestigious Cruddas Link Fellowships to physicians and medical scientists who are engaged in establishing or enlarging medical academic centres, throughout the world, where their links to Oxford would provide support, resource and prestige. Such Fellows receive grants towards support of their research endeavours and travel. The Fellowships are renewable, at the discretion of the Management Team.

Previous Cruddas Link Fellowship recipients

dr katulanda

Dr Prasad Katulanda

MBBS, MD, DPhil (Oxon), Lecturer, Consultant Endocrinologist, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Having returned from UK in 2008 Dr Katulanda obtained registration as an endocrinologist and a diabetologist in Sri Lanka and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Medicine setting up a Diabetes Research Unit that has been very active both in research and community action against diabetes and epidemic chronic diseases. Research undertaken by the Diabetes Research Unit has included:

  1. The Sri Lanka Diabetes and Cardiovascular Study (SLDCS)
  2. The Sri Lanka Young Diabetes Study (SLYDS)
  3. Substance abuse among teenagers in Colombo in Sri Lanka
  4. Sri Lanka Atherosclerosis and Diabetes Study


    Dr Apostolos Tsapas

    Assistant Professor of Medicine in Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Second Medical Department

    Since 2007 Dr Tsapas has been working in the Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) with Prof. DR Matthews, with a fellowship from the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD – Albert Renold Fellowship).

    He is a Cruddas Link Fellow in the Tseu Medical Institute within Harris Manchester College, Oxford UK.

    His main research interests focus on research methodology, evidence-based medicine/diabetology, translational research/knowledge translation and physiological studies in diabetes.