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    United Kingdom

1992 …2023

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I teach all aspects of basic human physiology with particular interest in autonomic control of the cardiovascular system. I teach for modules in Centre of Biomedical Science Education, School of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry and School of Medical Education.

Modules taught and coordinated (*) or co-coordinated (**)

BMS1104 Human Structure and Function

BMS2108 Physiological Sciences

BMS2028 Human Physiological Measurement (*)

BMS3013 Exercise, Sports Science and Medicine (**)

BMS3113 Human Biology/Biomedical Science 3rd year Projects

PMY1016 Physiology for Pharmacy (**)

PMY1026 Physiology for Pharmaceutical Sciences (**)

DEN2028 Physiology for Dentists (**)

MED1028 Foundations of Practice

MED2022 Foundations of Practice

MED2016 Student-Selected Component – Exercise and Applied Physiology

SCM8079 Anatomy Project

Other positions

2015 - present: External Examiner (Memebership), College of Anaesthetists in Ireland

2017 - 2022: Member, Communities committee, Physiological Society

2015 - 2022: External Examiner (BDS Dentistry), University of Birmingham

2007 - 2011: Co-chair, Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Autonomic Special Interest Group, The Physiological Society

2005 - 2010: Extenal Examiner, (MSc Nursing), Nottingham University

Research Interests

I am interested in exploring ways of teaching Physiology the practical class, and I am developing use of ultrasound imaging as a teaching tool in basic physiology and anatomy.



2002: PGCHET, Queen's University Belfast

1997: PhD Autonomic control of the cardiovascualar system, UCL (Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine) 

1987: MSc Human Biology, Loughborough University 

1986: BSc (Hons) Sports Science, John Moores University 


2017 - present: Senior Lecturer (Education), Queen's University Belfast

2010 - 2015: Lecturer (Education), Queen's University Belfast

2000 - 2015: Lecturer (Research & Education), Queen's University Belfast

1997 - 2000: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Birmingham

1994-1997: Postgraduate Research Fellow (BHF), UCL (Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine)

1990-1994: Reasearch Technician, UCL (Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine)

1988 - 1990: Healthcare Scientist (cardiology), Guy's Hospital London


2021: Elected Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2017: Elected Fellow of the Physiological Society

2015: David Jordan Teaching Award (Physiological Society)

2010: Elected as Council Memeber, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (Biomedical Sciences Division)


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
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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