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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: james.brown@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science

Biography

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

Teaching Responsibilities

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

Research

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.

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Research profile

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