13, December, 2017 Positive leadership is needed to improve healthcare safety
There are serious concerns around medication error internationally, and a newly completed international study has identified positive leadership and increasing engagement as being key to improving matters.
12, April, 2016 Researchers tackle public protection issues with police, health and social care professionals
Researchers in Scotland have highlighted the need for greater collaboration between agencies to enhance public protection and the safety of vulnerable adults and those at risk of harm.
Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health Research Staff
Staff with expertise spanning immunology, molecular biology, nutrition, organic and medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, physiology, clinical biochemistry, and pharmacy practice.
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Dr Bermano is a Reader and Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health Theme Leader.
Prof. Broom is Director of the Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology (CORE) at Robert Gordon University and is also National Chairman of Counterweight, a multi-centre obesity management programme. While Counterweight is led by Robert Gordon University, it combines the expertise of world-renowned obesity researchers at the Universities of Glasgow, Bath, Leeds, Cambridge, Warwick and Imperial (London).
Professor Cairns is Head of the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences and is responsible for planning, development and supervision of academic work within the school. His key research interests lie in the areas of medicinal chemistry, rational drug design and molecular modelling of drug – macromolecule interactions.
Reader in Physiotherapy
Dr Cruickshank is an Academic Team Leader and Lecturer in Pharmacology at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His key research interests are Vascular smooth muscle physiology, Pulmonary vein physiology, [Ca2+]i regulation, and ion channel function.
Dr Di Salvo is a lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His key research interests lie in the areas of selective toxicity, novel anticancer agents, highly cell permeating antimicrobials and PEGylation of small molecules.
Dr Goua is the Academic Strategic Lead in Biological Science at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. Her key research interests include Effects of nutrients (fatty acids and anti-oxidants), natural products and novel compounds on cardiovascular disease (atherosclerosis) and cancer.
Dr Hector is a lecturer in Biomedical Sciences at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. Her research interests include understanding the pathogeneses underlying cardiovascular disease, diabetes and the genetic disease cystinosis.
Dr Kay is academic strategic lead for chemical sciences at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His key research interests lie in the areas of medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry.
Dr Knott is a reader at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. Her research interests include topics such as the vascular complications of diabetes, nutrient mediated regulation of gene expression, and the treatment of cystinosis.
Professor Kong Thoo Lin is a professor at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His research focus is on the design and synthesise of novel bioactive compounds from natural sources with functionality to detect and treat diseases, and the development of new technology for the improvement of the environment.
Dr Mackenzie is a lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.
Dr Masson is a lecturer in Nutrition at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. Key research interests include the use of dietary assessment methods in epidemiological studies and systematic literature reviews.
Dr Matthews is a lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His key research interests lie in drug delivery and formulation science, polymer science and its application in the pharmaceutical industry and wound healing.
Barbara is a lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. Her current research focuses on the development of an eye model for analysis of corneal drug transport and problem-based learning.
Dr Rowe is a lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His research skills are rooted in physiology and pharmacology. Key research skills include Single ion channel recording, Electrophysiology, Potassium channel expression systems and slice recording systems.
Professor Stewart is a professor and practice research lead at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His research focus is in the area of pharmacy practice development, implementation and evaluation. His general interests lie in health services research methodologies and non-medical prescribing.
Researcher in ergonomics and health, with interests in body composition and functional performance.
Dr Thompson is a lecturer in Surface Chemistry and Drug Delivery and Research Degrees Coordinator at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His research interests lie in the areas of polymer-drug conjugates, Drug micro- and nano-encapsulation, Polyelectrolyte delivery systems and Oral protein delivery.
Professor of Cardiovascular Pharmacology.