Dr James Brown

James Brown

Principal Lecturer

Phone: 023 9284 2154

Email: james.brown@port.ac.uk


After graduating in Pharmacology from Portsmouth in 1990 I spent four years in the mid-lands and Kent as a PhD student at Aston University and Welcome Research Laboratories. I then became a Clinical Research Associate at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals and subsequently worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Western Ontario for 3 years, where I conducted research into inflammatory bowel disease. I returned to Portsmouth in 1997 as a Senior Lecturer and was promoted to Principal Lecturer in 2005.

I was promoted to Principal Lecturer in 2005 and Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Pharmacology programme between 2003 and 2013. I am currently the Science Faculty International Coordinator and Head of the Gastrointestinal Pharmacology Group.

Research projects

My overarching research interest has focussed on gastrointestinal dysfunction in both the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. Specifically I am interested in the relationship between enteric glia and intestinal pathologies ranging from inflammation to motility dysfunction. I have previously explored cell signalling within the gastric epithelium and the roles that nitric oxide, protein kinase and dystrophin play in this process.


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