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Dr Alex Voisey

PhD, AFHEA

Lecturer

Overview

I completed my PhD, Investigating the pharmcology of vascular responses to trace amines, at the Cardiff University School of Pharmacy in 2021. My research project gave me an in depth knowlege of vascular pharmacology and physiology as well as experience of a range of research techniques inlcluding; isolated organ baths, thin wire myography and whole organ perfusion. Although I am no longer involved in research I still hold considerable interest in the fields of trace amines, hypertension and  cardiovascular disease and remain up to date with the literature.

I am currently a lecturer on the Medical Pharmacology BSc. programme where I am bringing the knowlege I gained during my PhD into my teaching. 

Biography

Career profile

I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Manchester, graduating in 2014. I then completed my MRes. Biomedical Research at Cardiff University in 2015. Following this I worked for 2 years as a laboratory technicican in the division of infection and immunity, Cardiff Univerity, School of Medicine. After this I decided to embark on a serious career in research in 2017 and undertook a PhD in Cardiff University School of Pharmacy investigating 'the pharmacology of vascular responses to trace amines'. I successfuly defended my thesis in May 2021 whilst again working as a laboratory technician division of infection and immunity. Having engaged in signifcant amount of teaching during my PhD and catching the bug for it, in January 2022 I was appointed as a Lecturer on the Medical Pharmacology BSc. programme in the School of Medicine.

Qualifications

BSc. (Hons) 2:1 Anatomical Sciences , University of Manchester 2014

MRes (Merit) Biomedical Research, Cardiff University 2015

PhD in vascular pharmacology, Cardiff University 2021

Professional Memberships

British Pharamcological Society

Academic appointments

Current positions

Lecturer School of Medicine - Medical Pharmacology

Publications

2021

2017

Teaching

Teaching responsibilities

I currently teach students on the undergraduate Medical Pharmacology degree. My teaching covers all 3 years of the degree course and includes lectures on the physiology and pharmacology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Other teaching-related responsibilities

Deputy module lead on two second year modules - to become lead in 2023/24

Member of extenuating circumstances comittee

School-related responsibilities

Qualified first aider

Research Interests

Although I am no longer involved in research I still hold considerable interest in the fields of trace amines, hypertension and  cardiovascular disease and remain up to date with the literature.

Previous research

My previous research investigated the pharmacology of vascular responses to trace amines - relevent publications will be listed once published.

Supervision