Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology
I am a pharmacologist and a qualified veterinary surgeon (non-practising). I have over 30 years' experience teaching pharmacology to medical, veterinary, pharmacy and science students. I previously worked as a research pharmacologist at AstraZeneca on the project that discovered the anti-platelet drugs ticagrelor and cangrelor.
I have a long-standing interest in drug actions, particularly those affecting platelets. I also have a keen interest in the statistical analysis and modelling of laboratory data, as well as issues in medical and bio-ethics.
Teaching and supervision
I am a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology in the School of Medicine.
I am Lead for Year 2, Unit 12, which covers several important and diverse cardiovascular topics, including hypertension, arterial and venous thrombosis and cardiac failure.
I am the Academic Lead for the Year 3 'SPINE'. The SPINE is a continuation of the academic and scientific education of medical students as they progress further into clinical training.
I am also Lead for Timetabling for the School of Medicine.
Research interests for potential research students
I am interested in the topics that explore the action of drugs on platelets. Recent projects include investigations into the mechanism of action of citalopram and Bcl-2 inhibitors on platelets, and also the use of 'big data' algorithms to identify novel anti-platelet activity in commonly used drugs.
- Platelet Pharmacology
- Data Analysis and Modelling
- Early Embryological Development
- Drug use
I am an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports and statistical adviser to Platelets. I also served as Deputy Editor for Laboratory Animals.