• 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Research interests

I am a cell biologist with research interests in wound healing, focusing on the role of gap junctions, and the influence of diabetes and fibrosis. I undertook my PhD in Reproductive Science and Medicine at Imperial College London (granted 2003), after which I was a Serono Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, moving to GCU in 2006 as Postdoctoral Research Fellow to Dr Patricia Martin. In 2014 I became a Lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate cell biology, supervise PhD, MD and MRes students, and am tissue donor co-ordinator of the GCU Skin Research Tissue Bank. I contribute to the Molecular Mechanisms of Diabetes Research Group (https://www.gcu.ac.uk/hls/research/researchgroups/molecularmechanismsofdiabetes/).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Advance HE

Award Date: 10 Sept 2018

PhD, Imperial College London

Award Date: 1 Apr 2003

External positions

STEM Ambassador, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network

23 May 2013 → …


  • Cell Biology
  • Dermatology
  • Gap junctions
  • Wound healing


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