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After completing my degrees in Zoology (BSc Hons), Pollution and Environmental Control (MSc) and ecological invertebrate pest control and behaviour (PhD), I joined Kingston University in 1996 as a Lecturer. I have been at various stages course leader, field leader, deputy head of school, acting head of school and head of department.
Research interests: invertebrate behaviour and low temperature biology of invertebrates.
Teaching responsibilities: include environmental and organism biology, evolution, research methods and biological statistics.
Lecturer in organismal biology & ecology, evolution, genetics, biological statistics, research and study skills.
Module leader LS6014 Projects (Bioscience) and LS5004 Research Methods & Concepts in Evolutionary Biology
My background is the behavioural ecology of agricultural pests, particularly molluscs. I am also interested in the low temperature biology of terrestrial molluscs and molluscs as hosts of parasites.
Ismail, Mohamed A., Samara, Muthanna, Al Sayab, Ali, Alshashani, Mohamed, Yassin, Mohamed A., Varadharaj, Govindaraiulu, Vezzalini, Mariza, Tomasello, Luisa, Monne, Maria, Morsi, Hisham, Qoronfleh, M. Walid, Zayed, Hatem, Cook, Richard, Sorio, Claudio, Modjtahedi, Helmout and Al-Dewik, Nader I. (2020) Aberrant DNA methylation of PTPRG as one possible mechanism of its under-expression in CML patients in the state of Qatar. Molecular Genetics and Genomic Medicine, ISSN (online) 2324-9269 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Roberts, Sabrina, Spencer-Smith, Russell, Shah, Mahwish, Nebel, Jean-Christophe, Cook, Richard T. and Snyder, Lori A. S. (2016) Correia repeat enclosed elements and non-coding RNAs in the Neisseria species. Microorganisms, 4(3), p. 31. ISSN (online) 2076-2607
Zukaite, Vainora, Cook, Richard T. and Walker, Anthony J. (2016) Multiple roles for protein kinase C in gastropod embryogenesis. Cell and Tissue Research, 364(1), pp. 117-124. ISSN (print) 0302-766X
Lawton, Scott P., Lim, Rivka M., Dukes, Juliet P., Kett, Stephen M., Cook, Richard T., Walker, Anthony J. and Kirk, Ruth S. (2015) Unravelling the riddle of ' Radix ' : DNA barcoding for species identification of freshwater snail intermediate hosts of zoonotic digeneans and estimating their inter-population evolutionary relationships. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 35, pp. 63-74. ISSN (print) 1567-1348
Lawton, Scott P., Lim, Rivka M., Dukes, Juliet P., Cook, Richard T., Walker, Anthony J. and Kirk, Ruth S. (2014) Identification of a major causative agent of human cercarial dermatitis, Trichobilharzia franki (Muller and Kimmig 1994), in southern England and its evolutionary relationships with other European populations. Parasites & Vectors, 7, p. 277. ISSN (online) 1756-3305
Davies, Angela J., Amado, Lílian L., Cook, Richard T., Bianchini, Adalto and Eiras, Jorge C. (2008) Potential environmental and host gender influences on prevalence of Haemogregarina platessae (Adeleorina:Haemogregarinidae) and suspected Haemohormidium terraenovae (incertae sedis) in Brazilian flounder from the Patos Lagoon Estuary, southern Brazil. Folia Parasitologica, 55(3), pp. 161-70. ISSN (print) 0015-5683
Plows, Louise D., Cook, Richard T., Davies, Angela J. and Walker, Anthony J. (2006) Integrin engagement modulates the phosphorylation of focal adhesion kinase, phagocytosis, and cell spreading in molluscan defence cells. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Cell Research, 1763(8), pp. 779-786. ISSN (print) 0167-4889
Brooks, A S, Wilcox, A, Cook, R T, James, K L and Crook, M J (2006) The use of an alternative food source (red clover) as a means of reducing slug pest damage to winter wheat: towards field implementation. Pest Management Science, 62(3), pp. 252-262. ISSN (print) 1526-498X
Plows, Louise D., Cook, Richard T., Davies, Angela J. and Walker, Anthony J. (2006) Phagocytosis by Lymnaea stagnalis haemocytes: a potential role for phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase but not protein kinase A. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 91(1), pp. 74-77. ISSN (print) 0022-2011
Brooks, Andrew S., Wilcox, Andrew, Cook, Richard T. and Crook, Mitchell J. (2005) A laboratory-based comparison of a molluscicide and an alternative food source (red clover) as means of reducing slug damage to winter wheat. Pest Management Science, 61(7), pp. 715-720. ISSN (print) 1526-498X
Plows, Louise D., Cook, Richard T., Davies, Angela J. and Walker, Anthony J. (2005) Carbohydrates that mimic schistosome surface coat components affect ERK and PKC signalling in Lymnaea stagnalis haemocytes. International Journal for Parasitology, 35(3), pp. 293-302. ISSN (print) 0020-7519
Plows, Louise D., Cook, Richard T., Davies, Angela J. and Walker, Anthony J. (2004) Activation of extracellular-signal regulated kinase is required for phagocytosis by Lymnaea stagnalis Haemocytes. BBA - Molecular Cell Research, 1692(1), pp. 25-33. ISSN (print) 0167-4889
Cook, R T (2004) The tolerance of the field slug Deroceras reticulatum to freezing temperatures. CryoLetters, 25(3), pp. 187-194. ISSN (print) 0143-2044
Cook, R T (2004) The tolerance of the field slug Deroceras reliculatum to freezing temperatures. Cryoletters, 25(3), pp. 187-194. ISSN (print) 0143-2044
Brooks, Andrew S., Crook, Mitchell J., Wilcox, Andrew and Cook, Richard T. (2003) A laboratory evaluation of the palatability of legumes to the field slug, Deroceras reticulatum Müller. Pest Management Science, 59(3), pp. 245-251. ISSN (print) 1526-498X
Cook, R. T., Bailey, S. E. R., McCrohan, C. R., Nash, B. and Woodhouse, R. M. (2000) The influence of nutritional status on the feeding behaviour of the field slug, Deroceras reticulatum (Muller). Animal Behaviour, 59(1), pp. 167-176. ISSN (print) 0003-3472
Cook, R.T., Bailey, S.E.R. and McCrohan, C.R. (1997) The potential for common weeds to reduce slug damage to winter wheat: laboratory and field studies. Journal Of Applied Ecology, 34(1), pp. 79-87. ISSN (print) 0021-8901
Cook, R.T., Bailey, S.E.R. and McCrohan, C.R. (1996) Slug preferences for winter wheat cultivars and common agricultural weeds. Journal Of Applied Ecology, 33(4), pp. 866-872. ISSN (print) 0021-8901
Walker, AJ, Plows, LD, Humphries, WA, Cook, RT and Davies, AJ (2003) Dissecting the molecular basis of molluscan immunity: the effect of immune challenge on MAPK and PKC signalling in Lymnaea stagnalis haemocytes. In: Dussart, GBJ, (ed.) Slugs and Snails: Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Perspectives - Proceedings of an International Symposium Held in Canterbury, Kent 8-9 September 2003. Alton, Hampshire, U.K. : British Crop Protection Council. pp. 63-68. (Symposium proceedings (British Crop Protection Council), (80)) ISBN 1901396800
Brooks, A.S., Crook, M.J., Wilcox, A. and Cook, R.T. (2000) Potential use of undersown legumes as a trap crop for slug pests in winter wheat: studies on the palatability of legumes to Deroceras reticulatum. In: BCPC Conference 2002 - Pests and Diseases; 13-16 Nov 2000, Brighton, U.K..