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    Philip has been the Associate Head of Postgraduate Medical Education at Edge Hill University since 2021. He is also the Medical School lead for Academic Quality and Enhancement. He is a Pharmacologist and member of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) actively contributing to pharmacology teaching across both postgraduate and undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine.

    Philip’s current research interest is in the development of novel therapies for the treatment of brain tumours. Current projects include the development of novel Cyclin Dependent Kinase (CDK) inhibitors for the treatment of glioblastoma and the identification and characterisation of non-Poly(ADP-Ribose) Polymerase 1 targets of olaparib for the treatment of glioblastoma and neuroblastoma. Ongoing projects include the supervision of PhD students based at Edge Hill and with collaborators at the University of Central Lancashire.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

    Education/Academic qualification

    Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge, PGDip, National University of Ireland, Galway

    Oct 2008Jul 2010

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2010

    Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, PhD, Pharmacological characterisation of the human 5-HT1A receptor and its inhibitory G-protein fusions, University of Glasgow

    Sept 1998Oct 2001

    Award Date: 1 Oct 2001

    BSc (Hons) Pharmacology, BSc, University of Aberdeen

    Sept 1992Jul 1996

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1996

    Other positions

    External Examiner - University of Portsmouth, University of Portsmouth

    1 Sept 202130 Sept 2025

    External Examiner - The University of Manchester, University of Manchester

    1 May 202131 Dec 2024

    Research Institutes

    • Health Research Institute

    Research Centres

    • Cardio-Respiratory Research Centre
    • Data Science STEM Research Centre


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