Sivakumar Sridharan is currently working as Consultant Nephrologist at Lister Hospital, Stevenage. He completed his PhD at the University of Hertfordshire and Lister Hospital where his research focus was on energy expenditure in kidney disease and its implications for management. He has received multiple BRS research grants over the last few years and is actively involved in commercial and non-commercial research studies. He is currently the joint clinical lead for advanced kidney care services at Lister hospital which focuses on managing patients with advanced kidney disease and preparing for dialysis. He is also the clinical lead for peritoneal dialysis and jointly manages the home dialysis service.