Rajna Golubic


Position:NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology

Telephone:01865 857161


ORCID ID:0000-0003-0419-9582

Rajna joined in June 2021 as NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer and a speciality registrar in diabetes and endocrinology. She qualified as a medical doctor at the Zagreb University School of Medicine in Croatia. Rajna completed an MPhil in Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, both as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Her PhD focused on the descriptive epidemiology and measurement aspects of physical activity as well as its associations with cardio-metabolic disorders. Subsequently, Rajna worked as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow at Cambridge combining clinical practice in diabetes and endocrinology with research into the treatment of diabetes and obesity. At Cambridge, Rajna was a co-investigator on several trials conducted as a partnership between academia and industry with a more prominent focus on novel treatments such as dual agonists (cotadutide- GLP1/glucagon agonist). She has been awarded a pump priming grant from the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation to be a principal investigator of a proof-of-concept study focusing on the effects of serotonin receptor agonism on glucose homeostasis (conducted in Cambridge). Rajna has been a lead investigator with the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health over the past decade. She has been active in teaching medical students and is associate editor of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research.

Latest publications

Non-occupational physical activity and risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and mortality outcomes: a dose-response meta-analysis of large prospective studies
British journal of sports medicine : 28-Feb-2023 (PubMed)

Obesity definition for personalised treatment of type 2 diabetes
Lancet (London, England) : 12-Jun-2022 (PubMed)

Glucocorticoid-induced hyperglycaemia and diabetes: Call for action
Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association : 15-Apr-2022 (PubMed)

Association Between Physical Activity and Risk of Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
JAMA psychiatry : 13-Apr-2022 (PubMed)

A synthesis of pathways linking diet, metabolic risk and cardiovascular disease: a framework to guide further research and approaches to evidence-based practice
Nutrition research reviews : 29-Nov-2021 (PubMed)

Ethnic inclusivity and preventative health research in addressing health inequalities and developing evidence base
EClinicalMedicine : 08-Feb-2021 (PubMed)

Insights from a general practice service evaluation supporting a lower carbohydrate diet in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and prediabetes: a secondary analysis of routine clinic data including HbA1c, weight and prescribing over 6 years
BMJ nutrition, prevention & health : 01-Feb-2021 (PubMed)

Time for nutrition in medical education
BMJ nutrition, prevention & health : 25-Nov-2020 (PubMed)

Management of perioperative myocardial ischaemia after isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Open heart : 07-Jun-2019 (PubMed)

Technology to overcome clinical inertia in insulin therapy
Lancet (London, England) : 28-Feb-2019 (PubMed)

The Cambridge Intensive Weight Management Programme Appears to Promote Weight Loss and Reduce the Need for Bariatric Surgery in Obese Adults
Frontiers in nutrition : 28-Jul-2018 (PubMed)

Modeling Learning in Surgical Practice
Journal of surgical education : 05-Jul-2017 (PubMed)

Physical Activity Types and Coronary Heart Disease Risk in Middle-Aged and Elderly Persons: The Rotterdam Study
American journal of epidemiology : 30-Mar-2016 (PubMed)

Levels of physical activity among a nationally representative sample of people in early old age: results of objective and self-reported assessments
The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity : 03-Jun-2014 (PubMed)

Physical activity, sedentary time and gain in overall and central body fat: 7-year follow-up of the ProActive trial cohort
International journal of obesity (2005) : 16-Apr-2014 (PubMed)

Validity of electronically administered Recent Physical Activity Questionnaire (RPAQ) in ten European countries
PloS one : 27-Mar-2014 (PubMed)

Comparison of the EPIC Physical Activity Questionnaire with combined heart rate and movement sensing in a nationally representative sample of older British adults
PloS one : 12-Feb-2014 (PubMed)

Malnutrition in healthcare institutions: a review of the prevalence of under-nutrition in hospitals and care homes since 1994 in England
Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland) : 19-Nov-2013 (PubMed)

Shift work, quality of life and work ability among Croatian hospital nurses
Collegium antropologicum : 15-Aug-2013 (PubMed)

Statin and exercise prescription
Lancet (London, England) : 14-May-2013 (PubMed)