Dr Sally Hicks 

Contact Details
Cardiff School of Health Sciences
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)
Western Avenue, Cardiff CF5 2YB, UK

Room A0.15
Tel: + 44 (0) 29 2041 6848
Fax: + 44 (0) 29 2041 6982
Email. shicks@uwic.ac.uk


Present Appointment

Since 2003 Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK

Career details
2000 - 2003 Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK

1993-2000 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Anatomy,
Bristol University, Bristol, UK

1993  PhD (Biochemistry), Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

1989  BSc. (Zoology & Biochemistry), Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Research Interests
Sally graduated from Cardiff University in 1989 with a degree in Zoology and Biochemistry and remained in Cardiff to study for a PhD in Biochemistry. In 1993, she took up a position at Bristol University as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Anatomy, where her main research interest was the composition of mucin glycoproteins and their role in mucosal defence. She came to UWIC in 2000 as a Senior Research Fellow and in 2003 became a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, with a particular interest in Cellular Pathology. Currently, she is involved in a research project looking into the diagnostic value of measuring cytokines in cervical screening samples and is also supervising a PhD project investigating the effects of components of honey on several cell types involved in wound healing. Sally is a Member of the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Selected Publications
Stark RM, Wiggins R, Walley E, Hicks SJ, Gill GA, Carrington SD, Corfield AP (2000) Mucinase activity. In Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 135: Glycoprotein Methods and Protocols : The Mucins (Corfield, AP, ed.) Humana Press, Totowa, USA. p385-392.

Wiggins R, Hicks SJ, Soothill P, Millar MR., Corfield AP (2001) Mucinases and sialidases: their role in the pathogenesis of sexually transmitted infections in the female genital tract. Sexually Transmitted Infections 77: 402-408.

Corfield AP, Longman R, Shirazi T, Hicks SJ, Myerscough N, Probert C, (April 2002) The composition and function of the mucus barrier in the gastrointestinal tract. Food Allergy and Intolerance (Chapter 11), 2nd ed. (eds, Brostoff J, Challacombe SJ) WB Saunders Co.Ltd, London, UK.

Corfield AP, Donapaty SR, Carrington SD, Hicks SJ, Schauer R, Kohla G (2005) Identification of 9-O-acetyl-N-acetylneuraminic acid in normal canine pre-ocular tear film secreted mucins and its depletion in Keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Glycoconjugate Journal 22: 409-416.