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Biography

My first degree was in Applied Biology at the University of Hatfield I then went on to do a PhD at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne researching the mechanism of novel epithelial chloride channel blockers. I then worked at the University of Manchester in the Departments of Medicine and Pharmacy investigating intestinal drug absorption using in vitro models. After that I moved to Dundee University where my main research interest was ion transport across the lung epithelia. I returned to work in the Department of Pharmacy at Manchester and continued my interest in intestinal drug absorption and the role of P-glycoprotein. Most recently I have worked in the Department of Translational Medicine in Manchester investigating intestinal inflammation and the importance of the interaction between P-glycoprotein and the enteric micro-flora.

I was appointed as a Lecturer in Biological Sciences at Huddersfield in 2008 my main teaching is Cellular and Molecular Biology to MPharm students.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Development of more predictive in vitro models of intestinal drug absorption 
  • Intestinal inflamation (the interaction of the gut epithelial cells with the normal enteric microflora

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Research Output

Structural characterisation of two medium molecular mass exopolysaccharides produced by the bacterium Lactobacillus fermentum Lf2

Ahmed, H., Ransom-Jones, E., Sadiq, S., Vitlic, A., Mclay, N., Rojas, M., Ale, E. C., Binetti, A. G., Collett, A., Humphreys, P. & Laws, A., 1 Feb 2020, In : Carbohydrate Research. 488, 7 p., 107909.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    A Clinical and Biological Guide for Understanding Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia and Its Prevention

    Dunnill, C., Al Tameemi, W., Collett, A., Haslam, I. & Georgopoulos, N., Jan 2018, In : Oncologist. 23, 1, p. 84-96 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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  • 8 Citations (Scopus)

    Commensal-derived OMVs Elicit a Mild Proinflammatory Response in Intestinal Epithelial Cells

    Patten, D. A., Hussein, E., Davies, S. P., Humphreys, P. & Collett, A., 22 May 2017, In : Microbiology. 163, 5, p. 702-711 10 p.

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