School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Dr James Brown
- Qualifications: BSc, PhD
- Role Title: Principal Lecturer
- Address: University of Portsmouth, St Michael's Building, White Swan Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2DT
- Telephone: 023 9284 2154
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Department: School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
- Faculty: Faculty of Science
I was born in Cardiff and graduated in Pharmacology from Portsmouth in 1990. I then spent four years in the mid-lands and Kent as a PhD student at Aston University and Welcome Research Laboratories before joining Sandoz Pharmaceuticals as a Clinical Research Associate. I returned to Portsmouth in 1997 as a Senior Lecturer, having completed 3 years as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Western Ontario, where I conducted research into inflammatory bowel disease.
I was promoted to Principal Lecturer in 2005 and was the Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Pharmacology programme between 2003 and 2013. I am currently the Science Faculty International Coordinator and the Head of Pharmacology.
For more information about my research please visit my lab page
I am responsible for co-ordinating the following units:
- Year 2: Neuroscience, Endocrine and Gastrointestinal Pharmacology
- Year 3: Drug Development and Clinical Pharmacology
- Masters: Drug Development, Clinical Trials and Oncology
I also deliver the following topics:
Pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics, physiology, pathology and therapeutics of the gastrointestinal system, the drug development process and clinical trials.
External Examiner for Life Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire
Science Faculty International Coordinator
Co-chair of Pharmacy & Pharmacology Board of Studies
Chair of Pharmacology Cognate Area Coursework/Exam Approval Committee
Member of School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences Executive Committee
I am the Head of the Gastrointestinal Pharmacology Group and my overarching research interest has focussed on gastrointestinal dysfunction in both the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. Specifically I am interested in the relationship between enteric glia and intestinal pathologies ranging from inflammation to motility dysfunction. I have previously explored cell signalling within the gastric epithelium and the roles that nitric oxide, protein kinase and dystrophin play in this process.