Dr Darren Johnson

About

I completed my PhD in Regenerative Medicine at Newcastle University where I investigated large scale tissue regeneration and developed methods in tissue engineering. I then proceeded to work with the North East Cancer Institute (Newcastle University) and the Great North Children's hospital, leading onto a collaboration with the Brain Repair and Intracranial Neurotherapeutics (BRAIN) unit in Cardiff, Wales.

I joined Kingston University in 2020 as a Senior Lecturer specialising in Clinical Chemistry and Neurotoxicity. 

My current research interests focus on repairing the damage to dopaminergic networks caused by disease or toxicity relevant to Parkinson's Disease, addiction, and reward behaviours. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry

Qualifications

  • FHEA
  • PhD - Regenerative Medicine (Newcastle University)
  • MRes - Medical and Molecular Biosciences (Newcastle University)
  • BSc Hons. - Neuroscience with Psychology (University of Aberdeen)

Teaching and learning

I contribute to:

LS7002 - Immunology and the Pathobiology of Disease

LS6007 - Clinical Applications of Biomedical Sciences

LS6005 - Clinical Chemistry and Haematology

LS5005 - Medical Physiology with Research Methods

I also supervise MSc and BSc research projects. 

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught