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David Griffiths

Dave Griffiths

Lecturer Cellular Pathology

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Maudland Building, MB107a

+44 (0) 1772 89 5830

dmgriffiths2@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Biomedical Science, Biological Science, Physiology and Pharmacology

Dave is an experienced, state registered Biomedical Scientist with over 14 years service in the Cellular Pathology Department of Royal Preston Hospital, seven years of which were at a senior level. Dave is highly experienced in a number of histological and cytological techniques including staining of histological sections, immunohistochemistry, cervical screening and electron microscopy.

Full Profile

After gaining a HND in Applied Biology at Sheffield Hallam University in 1994, Dave gained employment as a Medical Laboratory Assistant in the Cellular Pathology Department of Royal Preston Hospital. From here Dave quickly progressed to the position of Biomedical Scientist and gained state registration with the Health Professions Council. After leaving to obtain a BSc(Hons) in Applied Science with Qualified Teaching Status at Edge Hill University in 2001, he returned to the pathology laboratories of Royal Preston where he obtained the position of Senior Biomedical Scientist. During this time Dave attained an MSc with distinction in Biomedical Science at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2005. This included a final year project investigating new diagnostic methods for lung cancer using immunohistochemistry.

As well as his experience in a wide range of diagnostic techniques Dave was also involved in the training and development of NHS pathology staff and was a qualified NVQ assessor. Dave left the NHS in 2009 to become a lecturer in Cellular Pathology at the University of Central Lancashire and further pursue his interests in teaching and research.

Publications

Pandit, D. Griffiths, D, Edwards, J. (2006) Bronchial biopsies-in praise of an H&E section. Histopathology.49(1):96-7

Research

Member of Brain Tumour North West research group.

Projects

Investigation into the nervous system of the Dugesia tigrina worm using morphological and immunohistochemical techniques.

Investigation into the use of formalin free fixation for histological techniques.

Investigation the distribution of GABBA transporters in spinal cord using multiple staining techniques.

Teaching

Lecturer on several undergraduate and postgraduate modules including:

BL1220 Integrative Biological Sciences, BL1221 Introduction to Health Care Science, BL2202 Research Techniques, BL2206 Investigation of Disease, BL3209 Cellular Pathology, BL3206 Biology of Disease, BL4201 Processes in the Development of Disease.

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Module tutor for:

BL2202 Research Techniques, BL3206 Biology of Disease, BL3209 Cellular Pathology, BL4201 Processes in the Development of Disease

Memberships

Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science.

State Registered with the Health Professions Council.

Conferences

Presented twice at Lancashire Cellular Pathology Discussion group conference 2006 and 2012.

Poster presentation at Institute of Biomedical Science Congress 2005.