Biography

Professor Bill Fraser was born and educated in Glasgow, graduating from Glasgow University with BSc (Hons) MBChB and MD (Hons). He trained in Glasgow’s teaching hospitals before spending time as a consultant/travelling fellow in Canada.

Career History

Bill Fraser supervises a very active research group investigating the diagnosis and treatment of metabolic bone disease including osteoporosis and Paget’s Disease of bone. He is on the Editorial Board of several journals, a Director of the Supra Regional Assay Service for bone metabolism and calcium homeostasis, and a Medical Advisor to the National Osteoporosis Society. He was a recent recipient of the ACB Foundation Award and presenter of the John Ireland Lecture.

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

  • 1991 appointed Senior Lecturer in Chemical Pathology and Head of the Metabolic Bone Disease Unit 
  • 1998 promoted to Reader
  • 2001 Professor
  • 2008 Head of the Unit of Clinical Chemistry
  • August 2008 appointed Director of the Masters in Research for Clinical Science
  • 2010 Head of Department of Musculoskeletal Biology     

Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

  • May 2011 Professor of Medicine 

     


 

 

All Publications

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Impey, S. G., Smith, D., Robinson, A., Owens, D., Bartlett, J., Smith, K., Limb, M., Tang, J., Fraser, W., Close, G., Morton, J. P.

(2015)

Leucine-enriched protein feeding does not impair exercise-induced free fatty acid availability and lipid oxidation: beneficial implications for training in carbohydrate-restricted states

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He, C., Fraser, W., Tang, J., Brown, K., Renwick, S., Rudland-Thomas, J., Teah, J., Tanqueray, E., Gleeson, M.

(2015)

The effect of 14 weeks of vitamin D3 supplementation on antimicrobial peptides and proteins in athletes

in Journal of Sports Sciences

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Francis, R. M., Aspray, T. J., Bowring, C. E., Fraser, W. D., Gittoes, N. J., Javaid, M. K., Macdonald, H. M., Patel, S., Selby, P. L., Tanna, N.

(2015)

National Osteoporosis Society practical clinical guideline on vitamin D and bone health

in Maturitas

80.

pp. 119-121

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Varley, I., Hughes, D. C., Greeves, J. P., Stellingwerff, T., Ranson, C., Fraser, W. D., Sale, C.

(2015)

RANK/RANKL/OPG pathway : genetic associations with stress fracture period prevalence in elite athletes

in Bone

71.

pp. 131-136

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Owens, D. J., Fraser, W. D., Close, G. L., 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin-D

(2015)

Vitamin D and the athlete : emerging insights

in European journal of sport science

15.

pp. 73-84

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Gilbert, R., Bonilla, C., Metcalfe, C., Lewis, S., Evans, D. M., Fraser, W. D., Kemp, J. P., Donovan, J. L., Hamdy, F. C., Neal, D. E., Lane, J. A., Smith, G. D., Lathrop, M., Martin, R. M., 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin-D

(2015)

Associations of vitamin D pathway genes with circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin-D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin-D, and prostate cancer : a nested case-control study

in Cancer Causes & Control : CCC

26.

pp. 205-18

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Impey, S. G., Smith, D., Robinson, A. L., Owens, D. J., Bartlett, J. D., Smith, K., Limb, M., Tang, J., Fraser, W. D., Close, G. L., Morton, J. P.

(2015)

Leucine-enriched protein feeding does not impair exercise-induced free fatty acid availability and lipid oxidation : beneficial implications for training in carbohydrate-restricted states

in Amino acids

47.

pp. 407-16

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Green, D., Dalmay, T., Fraser, W.

(2015)

Paget's disease of bone-associated osteosarcoma: molecular basis, signs and symptoms, treatment and research

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Real, A., Gilbert, N., Hauser, B., Kennedy, N., Shand, A., Gillett, H., Gillett, P., Goddard, C., Cebolla, Á., Sousa, C., Fraser, W., Satsangi, J., Ralston, S., Riches, P.

(2015)

Characterisation of osteoprotegerin autoantibodies in coeliac disease

in Calcified Tissue International

97.

pp. 125-133

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Hannan, F. M., Walls, G. V., Babinsky, V. N., Nesbit, M. A., Kallay, E., Hough, T. A., Fraser, W. D., Cox, R. D., Hu, J., Spiegel, A. M., Thakker, R. V.

(2015)

The calcilytic agent NPS 2143 rectifies hypocalcemia in a mouse model with an activating calcium-sensing-receptor (CaSR) mutation : relevance to autosomal dominant hypocalcemia type 1 (ADH1)

in Endocrinology

pp. en20151269

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Dancer, R. C. A., Parekh, D., Lax, S., D'Souza, V., Zheng, S., Bassford, C. R., Park, D., Bartis, D. G., Mahida, R., Turner, A. M., Sapey, E., Wei, W., Naidu, B., Stewart, P. M., Fraser, W. D., Christopher, K. B., Cooper, M. S., Gao, F., Sansom, D. M., Martineau, A. R., Perkins, G. D., Thickett, D. R.

(2015)

Vitamin D deficiency contributes directly to the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

in Thorax

70.

pp. 617-24

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Green, D., Dalmay, T., Fraser, W.

(2015)

Role of miR-140 in embryonic bone development and cancer

in Clinical Science

129.

pp. 863-873

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Eddington, H., Hudson, J. E., Oliver, R. L., Fraser, W. D., Hutchison, A. J., Kalra, P. A.

(2014)

Variability in parathyroid hormone assays confounds clinical practice in chronic kidney disease patients

in Annals of Clinical Biochemistry

51.

pp. 228-236

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Kemp, J. P., Sayers, A., Paternoster, L., Evans, D. M., Deere, K., St Pourcain, B., Timpson, N. J., Ring, S. M., Lorentzon, M., Lehtimäki, T., Eriksson, J., Kähönen, M., Raitakari, O., Laaksonen, M., Sievänen, H., Viikari, J., Lyytikäinen, L., Smith, G. D., Fraser, W. D., Vandenput, L., Ohlsson, C., Tobias, J. H.

(2014)

Does bone resorption stimulate periosteal expansion? : A cross sectional analysis of β-C-telopeptides of type I collagen (CTX), genetic markers of the RANKL pathway, and periosteal circumference as measured by pQCT

in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

29.

pp. 1015–1024

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Williams, D. M., Fraser, A., Sayers, A., Fraser, W. D., Hyppönen, E., Smith, G. D., Sattar, N., Lawlor, D. A.

(2014)

Associations of childhood 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and D3 and cardiovascular risk factors in adolescence : prospective findings from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

in European journal of preventive cardiology

21.

pp. 281-90

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Pacheco-Pantoja, E. L., Fraser, W. D., Wilson, P. J. M., Gallagher, J. A.

(2014)

Differential effects of adiponectin in osteoblast-like cells

in Journal of receptor and signal transduction research

34.

pp. 351-360

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Macdonald, H. M., Wood, A. D., Fraser, W. D., Simpson, W. G.

(2014)

Vitamin D status and ill health

in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology

2.

pp. e8-e9

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Cobley, J. N., Sakellariou, G. K., Owens, D. J., Murray, S., Waldron, S., Gregson, W., Fraser, W. D., Burniston, J. G., Iwanejko, L. A., McArdle, A., Morton, J. P., Jackson, M. J., Close, G. L.

(2014)

Lifelong training preserves some redox-regulated adaptive responses after an acute exercise stimulus in aged human skeletal muscle

in Free radical biology & medicine

70.

pp. 23-32

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Gregson, C. L., Poole, K. E. S., McCloskey, E. V., Duncan, E. L., Rittweger, J., Fraser, W. D., Smith, G. D., Tobias, J. H.

(2014)

Elevated circulating sclerostin concentrations in individuals with High Bone Mass, with and without LRP5 mutations

in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

pp. jc20133958

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Wood, A. D., Secombes, K. R., Thies, F., Aucott, L. S., Black, A. J., Reid, D. M., Mavroeidi, A., Simpson, W. G., Fraser, W. D., Macdonald, H. M.

(2014)

A parallel group double-blind RCT of vitamin D3 assessing physical function : is the biochemical response to treatment affected by overweight and obesity?

in Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA

25.

pp. 305-315

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