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 Expert  729034

Expert in Auditory Pharmacology & Physiology, Ototoxicity, Tinnitus Therapeutics, Medical Statistics

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United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has broad experience in the auditory field covering experimental and clinical studies. He has experience in animal models of tinnitus, noise and drug induced hearing loss. This includes the salicylates, quinine, aminoglycosides and other ototoxins. The models of tinnitus include both peripheral and central models.

He has had extensive collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry in the development of these models, with the aim of developing and testing therapueics for hearing loss and tinnitus and has contributed to two patent applciations in this area. More recently he has been involved in determiming the potential sites of actions for specific putatie tinnitolytics - the Volatge Gated Sodium Channels.

Clinically, he has worked on the determiming the effects of aminoglycoside therapy on hearing in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). He has described the prevalence of loss in this patient group. In addition, he has also worked on the incidence of drug induced hearing loss in neutropenic patients recovering form blood malignancies and in patients recovering from bacterial meningitis. This work has led to a better understanding of the possible sites of action involved in mediating effect ototoxic effects - a necessary first step in the development of possible therapuetics to offset drug and noise auditory deficit in humans. He is also involved in tinnitus trials both for drug and non-drug therapeutics which are ongoing.




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Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1992   M.Sc.   Control Engineering   University of Bradford  
1990   PhD   Auditory Physiology   University of Keele  
1981   BSc   Biology   University of Manchester   ii i Hons

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to


Expert's University


Medical School




Expert delivers a range of courses within the school, including Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He also oversees professionalisjm in Phase I of medical students training

2002 to 2006


Expert's University


Cell Physiology and Pharmacology


Independent Research Scientist


Running projects in clinical and experimental auditory studies in hearing loss and tinnitus

1993 to 2002


MRC Toxicology Unit




Research Scientist Band 3


Running projects in clinical and experimental auditory studies in hearing loss and heraing protection

1991 to 1993


University of Bradford


Control Engineering


Honorary Research Scientist


Developing techniques for non-invasive prediction of ovulation

1987 to 1989


University of Aston




Research Scientist


Experimental models of ototoxicity

Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of the BSA in the UK

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 30 publications in this field and two patent applications, with four papers in preparation.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience  
 - Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy  
 - The Lancet  
 - Procedures of the Sixth International Tinnitus Seminar  
 - Hearing Research  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1993 to 1998   MRC Toxicology Unit   Research Scientist   Expert was employed by the MRC to build on the bridge between experimental and clinical neurotoxicologicla studies

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert worked on collaborative ventures with Glaxo Wellcome and then GlaxoSmithKline in devloping animal models of tinntius and ototoxicity. This led to the patenting of Voltage Gtaed Sodium Channel Blockers for protectanst against noise damage. World International Patent Application WO02/28394. ‘Voltage dependent sodium channel antagonists as protectants against noise damage. World Intellectual Property Agency.
  • Expert has consulted with other major pharmaceutical companies in the UK Europe and US, on the suitability of the auditory system as a target for therapeutics. This has included Eli Lilly and other companies whose consultation with is still under confidentiality agreement.
  • Expert has consulted on the development of non-drug therapeutics which has led to an ongoing commercial relationship with this company.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2007 to   Germany   Contributor to TRI workshops on development of pharmaceutical treatments for tinnitus

Market Research:
Pharmaceutical Industry - Collaborative projects and consultation on both experimental and clinical projects with a focus on the auditory system (eight major companies).

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Additional Skills and Services:

Setting up a number of meetings on Ototoxicity directed at the pharamceutical industry and clinicians.

Other Skills and Services

Contributor to DHSS (UK) 2005 report on future of audiological medicine Knowledge of Medical statistics informing study design and data analysis. Currently studying towards Msc in this field.


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