Professor of Physiology, University of Nottingham

Education:
BSc (Hons) Zoology/Physiology (First class; University of London, Royal Holloway College)
PhD Department of Nutrition, University of Southampton
DSc “Nutrition from Development through to Disease”, University of Nottingham

Memberships:
Member of the American Physiological Society from 2014-2016
Member of the Renal Association from 2013
Member of the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health & Disease from 2003-2010
Member of the Physiological Society from 2002-2014
Member of the Society for Endocrinology from 2001-2010
List of Registered Nutritionists from 1999-2010

Research interests:
My principle research interest is the kidney and how its development and function are influenced by nutrition. I have active research programs in 1) the pathophysiology of acute kidney injury (AKI), 2) nutrition and chronic disease in companion animals and 3) nutritional programming of kidney development that may underpin a susceptibility to chronic kidney disease. I am interested in findings ways to help prevent chronic disease developing or helping kidneys recover from acute insults. For example, i am currently testing putative renoprotective therapies for AKI, characterising pathophysiological events during AKI and investigating regenerative features of renocortical cells recovering from AKI. I am coinventor of a patent (‘Biomarkers related to kidney function and methods involving their use’; UK 1500200.9 filed on 7/1/15). Since establishment of Nottingham Vet School in 2006 I have contributed to the development of its research themed areas, currently “Diagnostics and Therapeutics”. University responsibilities include being on The School of Veterinary Medicine & Science Management board, a committee member of the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Board (AWERB) and the University of Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Analytical Science (UNICAS). I have sat on Council of The Nutrition Society, served as external reviewer of preclinical Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin and have reviewed grants and fellowships for the MRC, Kidney Research UK, Canada Chairs Program, the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, The Health Research Council of New Zealand and The Welsh Assembly.

Experience

  • 2008–present
    Professor of Physiology, University of Nottingham