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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 1996 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
Lactobacillus fermentum
Molecular mass
Blood Cells
7 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

Open Access
Drug Therapy
Hair Follicle
5 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Epithelial Cells
Toll-Like Receptors
Escherichia coli
24 Citations (Scopus)
Lactobacillus helveticus
Lactobacillus acidophilus
HT29 Cells
Epithelial Cells
Bacterial Antigens
11 Citations (Scopus)

Use of in vitro human keratinocyte models to study the effect of cooling on chemotherapy drug-induced cytotoxicity

Al-Tameemi, W., Dunnill, C., Hussain, O., Komen, M. M., van den Hurk, C. J., Collett, A. & Georgopoulos, N. T., 2014, In : Toxicology in Vitro. 28, 8, p. 1366-1376 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drug Therapy