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Dr Robert Sims

Senior Lecturer
School of Medicine
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Robert teaches pharmacology and neuroscience subjects on the MBBS, MPAS and BSc. Medical Sciences programs at the University of Central Lancashire. His research interests are in neuroscience, particularly in the mechanisms of cellular communication in the brain.

• Senior lecturer, Medical Sciences (Pharmacology) • Academic lead, MBBS Year 2

Robert graduated with a degree in Pharmacology from Edinburgh in 1998. Since starting his PhD, he has twenty years experience in academic research examining neuronal and astrocytic signalling, with publications mainly in the areas of learning and memory and sleep. He worked as a postdoctoral researchers at the University of London School of Pharmacy, University of Warwick and Aston University, and maintains a research collaboration with colleagues at Aston University. He has been teaching since 2008, gained his PGCPP with distinction in 2015, and joined the UCLan School of Medicine in 2016 to teach medical sciences and pharmacology.

  • BSc. (Hons) Phamacology, University of Edinburgh 1998
  • PhD Neuroscience, Aston University, 2004
  • PGCPP, Aston University, 2015
  • Neuronal and astrocytic signalling
  • Learning & memory
  • Sleep physiology
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the British Neuroscience Association
  • Member of The Physiological Society