Nigel Brunskill graduated MBChB from University of Leicester School of Medicine in 1984 and subsequently trained in nephrology in the UK and USA. He has held research fellowships from both MRC and Wellcome Trust and gained a PhD in Renal Cell Biology in 1997. As an active clinical academic he has been Honorary Consultant Nephrologist for University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust since 1997 and University of Leicester Professor of Renal Medicine since 2006. His research interests are in the cellular mechanisms of proteinuria and progressive kidney disease, clinical studies of chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury, and related medical informatics, and renal disease in pregnancy. He has jointly led the UHL Renal Obstetric Service for 15 years.
He is Director of Research and Innovation for UHL NHS Trust and University of Leicester Lead for Clinical Research. He is Co-Chair of the UK Kidney Research Consortium Chronic Kidney Disease Clinical Study Group and serves on the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine-East Midlands Management Executive Committee. He is Director of the NIHR Leicester Clinical Research Facility.