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Dr Andrew Doherty


I am currently a senior lecturer in neuroscience. I am Unit Organiser for both Functional Neuroanatomy, a Level 1 unit on the Neuroscience B.Sc. programme, and Pharmacology of the Nervous System, a level 2 unit on the Pharmacology programme. I am final year lead for neuroscience and also teach on the medical and dental programmes. I have a particular interest in the application active learning in e teaching and am responsible for the production of eLearning materials to support students in independent study. I perform the full range of teaching within the University, on topics including molecular neuroscience, neuroanatomy, techniques in neuroscience researach and run 3rd year projects that focus on both research and teaching. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As a biochemist by training, past research has focussed on the role of mGlu recpetors in  synaptic plasticity and spine dynamics. I was the Scientific Officer for the Centre for Synaptic Plasticity from 1999-2013. This position had multiple roles within it including responsibility for the management and maintenance of large, multi-user equipment - such as confocal microscopes and multi-photon microscopes, as well as the training on those systems and support for grant applications.

I have been the Deputy Biological Safety Officer for the School of Physiology and Pharmacology, with responsibility for ensuring that work using dangerous pathogens and genetically modified organisms is properly licensed and carried out within the relevant regulations and School Radiation Protection Supervisor. I am currently School Safety Advisor



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