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I graduated with an Honours degree in Pharmacology from University College London following which I joined Imperial College London as a Research Assistant. I undertook my PhD at Imperial College London where my doctoral research was on regulation of vascular calcium channels by tyrosine kinases. I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and then as a Research lecturer at Imperial College for over 20 years before joining Kingston University in December 2014. I teach Pharmacology and Physiology in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I am also the module leader for the core Pharmacology module in Level 5 - Systems Pharmacology (LS5010) module. My research interests are in the areas of lifestyle factors that affect cardiovascular disease and pedagogical research into what factors affect student performance at university.
Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, Admissions Tutor Pharmacology
Some of my publications:
Hughes, Alun D, Falaschetti, Emanuela, Witt, Nicholas, Wijetunge, Sumangali, Mc G. Thom, Simon A, Tillin, Therese, Aldington, Steve J and Chaturvedi, Nish (2016) Association of retinopathy and retinal microvascular abnormalities with stroke and cerebrovascular disease. Stroke, 47(11), pp. 2862-2864. ISSN (print) 0039-2499
Hussain, Sultana Monira, Kahonen, Mika, Raitakari, Olli T., Skilton, Michael R., Witt, Nicholas, Chaturvedi, Nish, Hurti-Kahonen, Nina, Lehtimaki, Terho, Vaahtoranta-Lehtonen, Hanna, Juonala, Markus, Wijetunge, Sumangali, Hughes, Alun D., Thom, Simon A. McG, Metha, Andrew and Tapp, Robyn J. (2015) Impact of fetal growth and preterm birth on the retinal microvasculature in mid-adulthood. Microcirculation, 22(4), pp. 285-293. ISSN (print) 1073-9688