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    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 Reader 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 currently serve as Honorary Secretary. I am also currently a member of the NC3Rs Grant Assessment Panel and British Heart Foundation Projects Grants Committee. To date, I have published 55 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 >3600 citations and an H-index of 26 (according to Scopus) and have been awarded >£3.5M 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.

    Dr Grieve's laboratory page



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


    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


    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    Dr 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.

    Frequent Journals

    • British Journal of Pharmacology

      ISSNs: 0007-1188

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1476-5381


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 6.12 SJR 2.665 SNIP 1.667


    • Hypertension

      ISSNs: 0194-911X

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1524-4563

      Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 5.22 SJR 3.191 SNIP 1.812


    • Stem Cells

      ISSNs: 1066-5099

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1549-4918

      AlphaMed Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 5.47 SJR 2.592 SNIP 1.339


    • The FASEB Journal

      ISSNs: 0892-6638

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1530-6860


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.32 SJR 2.065 SNIP 1.102


    • European Heart Journal

      ISSNs: 0195-668X

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1522-9645

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 8.07 SJR 6.788 SNIP 5.554


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