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Name Dr Anita Thomas
Job title Senior Research Associate
Department Bristol Medical School (THS) University of Bristol
Contact details This expert can be contacted via the University of Bristol Public Relations Office.

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Qualifications AssDipAppBiol, BAppSci, MSc, PhD(Qld)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies International Atherosclerosis Society member
British Society for Cardiovascular Research
European Atherosclerosis Society member
Keywords cardiovascular disease
targeted drug delivery
gene therapy
vein graft
Areas of expertise I am a scientist who is interested in discovering new methods of treating cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, restenosis and vein graft disease. I employ many different techniques to do this, including targeted drug delivery, nanotechnology and gene therapy.
Media experience I was a member of ‘Fresh Science 2007’, a communication competition for Early Career Researchers sponsored by the Australian and Victorian Governments. This involved producing a press release on my work, resulting in interviews for radio and newspapers and talks to metropolitan and regional school groups. I enjoy developing creative responses to professional and other problems, including the development of disease treatments.