See contact details for individual members of staff in the Contact Directory.


Main responsibilities Teaching Research

Dr Mike Adams

  • Coordinator of 3rd year science teaching
  • Programme director for Anatomical Science
  • Organiser of 3rd year “Spine” element
  • 1st year: cells & tissues; 2nd year: biomechanics
  • 3rd year: tendon, bone, cartilage, spine
  • 1st year medics: biomechanics tutorials
Bio-mechanics of intervertebral discs and vertebrae; back pain

Allsop, Dr S

  • Organiser of Second Year Medical Anatomy
  • Unit Organiser for Systems of the Body 1 (Medical Course)
  • Demonstrator Manager
  • External Courses Teaching Coordinator (Undergraduate/ postgraduate)
  • 2nd year medicine: Systems Anatomy (CVS, MSK, GI, Resp, Renal, Neuro, Endorepro)
  • External Undergraduate/ postgraduate courses for medics and other allied healthcare professionals
Development of applied anatomy teaching materials for medical course

Dr Trish Dolan

  • Coordinator of 3rd year research projects
  • Organiser of 3rd year “Muscle” element
  • Deputy Departmental Graduate Tutor
  • Member of Departmental Research Committee
  • Women’s tutor
  • AS I: Cardiovascular , respiratory and musculoskeletal systems.
  • AS II: Biomechanics
  • AS III: Muscle, synovial joints and spine elements
  • MBChB I: Musculoskeletal system
  • MBChB II: Respiratory system
Biomechanics of the spine; vertebral osteoporosis; sensorimotor function of back and neck muscles

Prof Maria Erecinska

Erecinska, Prof M


  • BSc Anatomical Science II (Unit Organiser)
  • BSc Anatomical Science III/Neuroscience III:  Neuroendocrine regulation and stress  (element organiser)
Behavioural and neural correlates of chronic stress

Dr Cathy Fuller

Veterinary Science (BVSc) course:
  • Anatomy of the abdomen and pelvis
  • Anatomy of exotic species
  • Living anatomy
Musculoskeletal disease - specifically osteoarthritis, particularly in the horse and dog

Liz Gaze

Gaze, L

  • MCBoM Element 1 lead (year 1 medical anatomy)
  • E-learning web page editor
  • MBChB year 2 Dissection SSC organiser
  • MBChB Assessment Group year 1 rep
  • 1st year medicine (MCBoM Element 1 Anatomy)
  • 1st year medicine (Systems 1 CVS)
  • Human Anatomy (head & neck, upper limb, abdomen & pelvis)
  • The use of technology in medical education
  • Turning Point handsets

Dr N Itasaki

Itasaki, Dr N




(From April 2014)

Dr Jenny McNamara

McNamara, Dr J

  • Unit Organiser of Anatomical Science 1
  • Organiser of Anatomical Science 1 tutorials
  • Unit organiser of Human Anatomy
  • Coordinator of 3D modelling project
  • Vets 2: neuroanatomy, special senses and avian anatomy element lead
  • Anatomical Science with Veterinary Anatomy: thorax element lead
  • Human Anatomy: thorax and lower limb element lead
  • Vets 1 and 2: demonstrator in all practicals
  • Anatomical Science 1: genitourinary element lead, special senses practical lead, demonstrator in all dissection room based practicals
  • Anatomical Science 3: project supervisor
  • Cell biology of osteoarthritis
  • Clinically-related anatomical studies


Physical anthropology (osteoarchaeology & forensic anthropology)

Dr M Sharif

  • Programme Director for Anatomical Science and Neuroscience with year in industry
  • Organiser for the musculoskeletal system element for first year medical (MBChB) course
  • Organiser for the synovial joint element for BSc (Hon.) in Anatomical Science
  • Pathogenesis of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Structure and function of articular cartilage and bone
  • Growth hormones and their action
Application of bio- and genetic-markers to investigate the pathology and patterns of progression of osteoarthritis and other joint diseases

Prof Ian Silver

Silver, Prof I

Dr Domingo Tortonese

  • DRPS - Departmental Radiation Protection Supervisor
  • Veterinary Science programme:
    i) Level 2 BVSc, VETS 20020 Topographical Anatomy unit, locomotor aparatus m
    ii) Level 2 BVSc, VETS 20020 Topographical Anatomy unit, Anatomy Directed Self Education module
    iii)  Level 2 BVSc, VETS 20020 Topographical Anatomy unit, Integrated Directed Self Education module
    iv)  Level 1 BVSc, VETS 10020 Topographical Anatomy unit, Thorax module
  • Anatomical Science programme:
    v) Level 3 Anatomical Science, ANAT 30100 unit, neuroendocrinology and fertility regulation
    vi) Level 2 Anatomical Science, ANAT 20100 unit, endocrinology and reproduction module
  • Anatomical Science with Veterinary Anatomy programme:
    vii) Level 2 Anatomical Science with Veterinary Anatomy, ANAT20303 unit, topographical veterinary anatomy module
Neuroendocrine control of fertility

Neuroendocrine Research Group

Dr Julie Townsend

  • Neuroendocrinology and fertility regulation (3rd year Anatomical Science)
  • Reproduction (2nd year Equine Science)
  • Endocrinology and reproduction (2nd year Anatomical Science)
  • Hypothalamus and pituitary (2nd year Medicine)
  • Hypothalus and pituitary (MSc Reproduction and Development)
Paracrine mechanisms underlying the intra-pituitary regulation of fertility

Dr Glen Wakley

  • Veterinary anatomy unit (years 1 and 2):
    embryology element,
    peripheral neuroanatomy element,
    head and neck element,
    integrated DSE
  • Dental anatomy unit: (year 1): general topographical anatomy, head and neck, thorax
  • Dental oral biology unit (year 2): oral histology
  • Medical programme (year 2): musculoskeletal anatomy
  • Anatomy with Vet Anatomy (year 2): head and neck element
Osteoporosis treatment, effects on bone of interactions between sex hormones

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