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PhD projects

Professor Grieve is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background. His fields of interest include: - cardiovascular biology - pathophysiology - pharmacology Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.

20032020

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Personal profile

Research Statement

After being awarded a BSc honours degree by the University of Dundee in 1995, I completed a PhD on ‘The role of dietary lipoproteins in the initiation of atherosclerosis’ at The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, in 1998. I then worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the laboratory of Professor Ajay Shah in the Cardiovascular Division at King’s College London for almost 7 years. In 2005, I took up an academic position within the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen's University Belfast where I am now a Professor with an established independent research programme. Notable achievements include receipt of the International Society for Heart Research Young Investigator Award (2003) and a prestigious Medical Research Council UK New Investigator Research Grant (2007), and election to the committee of the British Society for Cardiovascular Research (2008) on which I served as Honorary Secretary from 2014-2019. I am also currently Vice-Chair of  the British Heart Foundation Projects Grants Committee and Associate Editor of Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy. To date, I have published 57 peer-reviewed papers in the cardiovascular field in high impact journals such as Circulation, Circulation Research, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, with >3900 citations and an H-index of 27 (according to Scopus) and have been awarded >£4.1M in competitive research grant funding.

Research Interests

My research programme is mainly focussed on investigating mechanisms underlying cardiovascular remodelling and dysfunction, with a particular interest in the role of oxidative stress, novel peptide hormones, endothelial progenitor cells, and the influence of diabetes. My group employs a wide range of laboratory techniques, from in vivo physiology to molecular biology and tissue culture, to investigate mechanisms underlying the adaptive but ultimately detrimental changes that occur in various cardiovascular disease states and how these may be modulated for potential therapeutic benefit.

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Teaching

I make a significant contribution to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across a range of modules:

Undergraduate

MED1017 - Physiological Basis of Clinical Practice
MED2013 - Physiological Basis of Clinical Practice
MED3013 - Student-Selected Component

Biomedical Sciences
BMS2027 - Physiological Sciences
BMS3013 - Sports and Exercise Physiology

Postgraduate

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Projects

Research Output

The influence of vestibular stimulation on metabolism and body composition

McKeown, J., McGeoch, P. D. & Grieve, D. J., 01 Jan 2020, In : Diabetic Medicine. 37, 1, p. 20-28 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    British Society for Cardiovascular Research (Special Issue): Introduction

    Grieve, D. J., 20 Mar 2019, In : Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy. 33, 201, p. 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access

    NOX4 is a major regulator of cord blood-derived endothelial colony-forming cells which promotes postischaemic revascularisation

    O'Neill, K. M., Campbell, D. C., Edgar, K. S., Gill, E. K., Moez, A., McLoughlin, K. J., O'Neill, C. L., Dellett, M., Hargey, C. J., Abudalo, R. A., O'Hare, M., Doyle, P., Toh, T., Khoo, J., Wong, J., McCrudden, C. M., Meloni, M., Brunssen, C., Morawietz, H., Yoder, M. C. & 6 others, McDonald, D. M., Watson, C. J., Stitt, A. W., Margariti, A., Medina, R. J. & Grieve, D. J., 01 Apr 2019, In : Cardiovascular Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    P347 A survey of cardiovascular disease in UK cystic fibrosis centres

    Downey, D. G., Bengoechea, J., Curtis, T., Grieve, D. & Harbinson, M., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 18, p. S155-S156

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

    The RNA-binding protein QKI controls alternative splicing in vascular cells, producing an effective model for therapy

    Caines, R., Cochrane, A., Kelaini, S., Gonzalez, M. V., Yang, C., Eleftheriadou, M., Moez, A., Stitt, A. W., Zeng, L., Grieve, D. J. & Margariti, A., 15 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Cell Science.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Prizes

    Best Poster Prize - 5th Annual REMERGE Meeting

    Karla O'Neill (Recipient) & David Grieve (Recipient), 26 Jun 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Best Poster Prize - Irish Association of Pharmacologists Annual Conference

    Rawan Abudalo (Recipient) & David Grieve (Recipient), 30 Nov 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    British Heart Foundation Heart Heroes Award

    David Grieve (Recipient), 05 Oct 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    British Heart Foundation Heart Heroes Award

    David Grieve (Recipient), 29 Jun 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    British Heart Foundation Project Grants Committee

    David Grieve (Recipient), 23 Jan 2017

    Prize: Appointment

  • Activities

    Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy (Journal)

    David Grieve (Associate editor)
    13 Jan 2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Invited Speaker at International Society for Heart Research European Section Meeting

    David Grieve (Invited speaker)
    30 Jun 202003 Jul 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    King's College London (External organisation)

    David Grieve (Reviewer)
    13 Jan 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    British Heart Foundation NI Annual Supporters Conference 2019

    David Grieve (Organiser)
    24 Sep 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    Invited Seminar at Shenyang Pharmaceutical University

    David Grieve (Invited speaker)
    18 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Press / Media

    It’s not just heart research that’s important in Northern Ireland…

    David Grieve

    17/03/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Investing in the future

    David Grieve

    01/10/2017

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

    Half of heart attack patients delay seeking medical help

    David Grieve

    12/04/2016

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Warning over number of people ignoring heart attack symptoms

    David Grieve

    12/04/2016

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    How mentoring is helping us develop the research stars of the future

    David Grieve

    01/10/2015

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Thesis

    The role of FKBPL in diabetes and associated cardiovascular health

    Author: Alqudah, A., Dec 2019

    Supervisor: Grieve, D. (Supervisor), Lyons, T. (Supervisor) & McClements, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy