Dr. Nadia Shah

Lecturer in Medical Sciences - Pharmacology

School of Dentistry

Allen Building, AL016

+44 (0) 1772 89 6312


Subject Areas: Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Biosciences, Dentistry

Nadia joined the School of Dentistry at UCLan in 2016 as a Lecturer in Medical Sciences and Pharmacology. She is module lead of Human Health and Disease 1, for Bachelor of Dental Surgery and BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. She is involved in teaching Pharmacology and Pre-clinical Sciences to the Bachelor of Dental Surgery, BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy and BSc (Hons) Clinical Dental Technology. She also supervises on the Research Project and Dissertation for the MSc programmes in Dentistry.

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Nadia graduated from the University of Manchester in 2004 with a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology with Industrial Experience. She continued her studies at the University of Manchester where she completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Karen Cosgrove and Prof. Mark Dunne. Her thesis, entitled “human embryonic stem cells: prospects for pancreatic beta-cell differentiation”. Nadia then undertook postdoctoral positions at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas and the University of Cambridge, UK exploring the role of ryanodine receptors in calcium signalling pathways of pancreatic beta cells.


  • PG Cert LTHE, University of Central Lancashire, 2018
  • PhD Physiology, University of Manchester, 2008
  • BSc (Hons) Pharmacology with Industrial Experience, University of Manchester, 2004



  • Member of The British Pharmacological Society
  • Member of The Physiological Society
  • Member of Association of Basic Science Teachers in Dentistry
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy