Personal profile


Farideh was offered a Senior Lectureship in Pharmacology at the University of Huddersfield in June 2008. Following her first degree in Chemistry with First Class Honors at the University of Tehran, she then completed an MSc programme in Pharmacology with Distinction at the School of Pharmacy in the University of Bradford. In 1996 she started a PhD research project at the same school in the University of Bradford. Her PhD project was on the neuropharmacological investigation of drugs- and motion-induced emesis and changes in the gastrointestinal motility. Following completion of her PhD studies in 1999, she was employed in various posts at the University of Bradford, including Research Fellow and then Lecturer. During this time she successfully supervised various PhD programmes and also became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy prior to her move to Huddersfield. She holds several patents as a result of her collaboration with industry. She developed the Pharmacology modules for the MPharm course at the University of Huddersfield for years 1, 2 and 3 and her on-going research programmes focus on identifying and investigating the mechanism of actions of novel drugs in cancer Pharmacology. Her ultimate aim is to develop novel drugs for cancer patients. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Gastrointestinal motility
  • E-coli-induced Diarrhoea
  • Development of cell culture models to investigate inflammatory processes and identifying novel anti-inflammatory agents
  • Identifying novel therapeutics with anti-cancer activity
  • Pharmacology of cannabinoids and Herbal Medicine

Research Degree Supervision

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  • Cancer Research
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Identifying Cancer Drugs
  • Cannaboids
  • Fatty Acids

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Serotonin Medicine & Life Sciences
Vomiting Medicine & Life Sciences
Emetics Medicine & Life Sciences
Motion Sickness Medicine & Life Sciences
8-Hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin Medicine & Life Sciences
Electric Stimulation Medicine & Life Sciences
Cannabinoids Medicine & Life Sciences
Cannabidiol Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1999 2018

  • 28 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article

Dietary crocin reverses melanoma metastasis

Bakshi, H., Hakkim, F., Sam, S., Javid, F. & Rashan, L. 18 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Biomedical Research. 32, 1, p. 39-50 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Neoplasm Metastasis

Effect of alogliptin on hypertensive kidney disease patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Said, A., Hussain, N., Ibrahim Al Haddad, A. H. & Javid, F. Mar 2018 In : Australasian Medical Journal. 11, 2, p. 113-123 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Kidney Diseases
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Dipeptidyl-Peptidase IV Inhibitors
Chronic Renal Insufficiency
Serotonin 5-HT1 Receptor Antagonists

Electrocardiograph (ECG) Circuit Design and Software-based Processing using LabVIEW

Abdul Jamil, M. M., Soon, C. F., Achilleos, A., Youseffi, M. & Javid, F. 2017 In : Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering. 9, 3-8, p. 57-66 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Networks (circuits)
Electric potential

Role of Dietary Crocin in in Vivo Melanoma Tumor Remission

Bakshi, H., Hakkim, F., Sam, S. & Javid, F. Mar 2017 In : Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 18, 3, p. 841-846 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Tumor Burden
Blood Proteins