Cardiff School of Health Sciences
University of Wales Institute Cardiff,
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My research interests revolve around blood cell deformability, adhesion and interaction with vascular endothelium, and their roles in disease. This also encompasses inflammatory and circulatory disorders, and environmental influences on haemorheology. Recent collaborative research has included investigation of monocyte heterogeneity (in conjunction with The Medical School, University of Birmingham); investigation of endothelial dysfunction in thyroid disease (in conjunction with Department of Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine). Current collaboration includes investigations on the effects of environmental pollution on haemorheology (in conjunction with the Cardiff Particle Group, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University).
Basic metabolic biochemistry and associated laboratory-based practicals. Advanced medical biochemistry (Lipids in cardiovascular disease, cell signalling). Statistics. Supervision of undergraduate & postgraduate research projects
Organisation of departmental research seminar series.
Research Student Supervision
Stephen Hughes “The role of leukocytes in ischaemia-reperfusion injury” 2005
Ameena AlMosawi (Ph.D. 2003) “Studies on actin polymerisation and deformability in polymorphonuclear cells and monocytes”
Currently act as a referee for two journals, "Biorheology" and "Clinical Hemorheology and microcirculation".
Member of The Higher Education Academy