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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Health & Social Care Research Staff

  • Giovanna Bermano

    Giovanna Bermano

    Dr Bermano is a Reader and Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health Theme Leader at the Institute for Health and Wellbeing Research (IHWR).  

  • Iain Broom

    Prof. Ian Broom

    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).  

  • Donald Cairns

    Donald Cairns

    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.  

  • Kay Cooper

    Kay Cooper

    Reader in Physiotherapy  

  • Stuart Cruickshank

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    Dr Cruickshank is a lecturer in Pharmacology at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, and an IHWR member. His key research interests are Vascular smooth muscle physiology, Pulmonary vein physiology, [Ca2+]i regulation, and ion channel function.  

  • Alberto Di Salvo

    Alberto De Salvo

    Dr Di Salvo is a lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, and an IHWR member. His key research interests lie in the areas of selective toxicity, novel anticancer agents, highly cell permeating antimicrobials and PEGylation of small molecules.  

  • Marie Goua

    Marie Goua

    Dr Goua is a lecturer in Biomedical Sciences 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.  

  • Emma Hector

    Emma Hector

    Dr Hector is a lecturer in Biomedical Sciences at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences and an IHWR member. Her research interests include understanding the pathogeneses underlying cardiovascular disease, diabetes and the genetic disease cystinosis.  

  • Graeme Kay

    Graeme Kay

    Dr Kay is a teaching group leader at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, and an IHWR member. His key research interests lie in the areas of medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry.  

  • Rachel Knott

    Rachel Knott

    Dr Knott is a reader at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences and Graduate school leader in the IHWR research institute. Her research interests include topics such as the vascular complications of diabetes, nutrient mediated regulation of gene expression, and the treatment of cystinosis.  

  • Paul Kong Thoo Lin

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    Professor Kong Thoo Lin is a professor at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences and an IHWR member. 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.  

  • Myra Mackenzie

    Myra MacKenzie-Fraser

    Myra is a lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.  

  • Lindsey Masson

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    Lindsey 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.  

  • Kerr Matthews

    Kerr Matthews

    Dr Matthews is a lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, and an IHWR member. His key research interests lie in drug delivery and formulation science, polymer science and its application in the pharmaceutical industry and wound healing.  

  • Barbara McKenzie

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    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.  

  • Iain Rowe

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    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.  

  • Derek Stewart

    Professor Derek Stewart

    Professor Stewart is a professor 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.  

  • Arthur Stewart

    Arthur Stewart

    Researcher in ergonomics and health, with interests in body composition and functional performance.  

  • Colin Thompson

    Colin Thompsom

    Dr Thompson is a lecturer in Surface Chemistry and Drug Delivery at 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.  

  • Cherry Wainwright

    Cherry Wainwright

    Professor of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and leads the Centre for Cardiometabolic Health Research. She is also joint lead of the Centre for Natural Products in Health  

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