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Prof Anthony Campbell  -  MA PhD

Professor Tony Campbell
Position:Emeritus Professor

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74151
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74149

Winner of the Inspire Wales award for Science and Technology 2011

Research Interests

Professor Campbell is a member of staff in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. 

He has brought to the School of Pharmacy a world class research record and expertise in chemi- and bio-luminescence.

He has recently proposed a revolutionary mechanism: ‘The bacterial metabolic toxin hypothesis’, which provides a new mechanism to explain some of the most common disorders seen by GPs, including irritable gut syndrome, lactose and food intolerance, diabetes and some cancers. 

He is a member of the School's Pharmacology & Physiology Research Discipline


His current areas of interest include:

  • Calcium signalling and the measurement of free calcium in live cells, particularly bacteria
  • Lactose and food intolerance, with other gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Bioluminescence and its evolutionary origin
  • Charles and Erasmus Darwin
  • Public engagement of science


See also:

The DarwinCentre for Biology and Medicine

The Welston Press