Professor Jaipaul Singh

Prof. Jaipaul Singh

Research Degree Tutor and Professor of Physiology

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Building, MB058

+44 (0) 1772 89 3515

Subject Areas: Allied Health, Forensic Science, Health, Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Professor Jaipaul Singh is well known worldwide for his original research work on diabetic cardiomyopathy. He is a PhD graduate from the University of St Andrews and he also holds the DSc degree from University of Central Lancashire. He has been in academia since 1966 teaching Physiology and Pharmacology. His main role as Research Degree Tutor at UCLan is to train postgraduate research students. He has published over 250 papers, supervised 65 research students and examined 60 research theses. He also collaborates with a number of international institutions.


Jaipaul attends at least 5-6 national and international conferences annually where papers are presented. He is also research active in Cardiac and Endocrinology.


Full Profile

Professor Jaipaul Singh is Guyanese by birth. He grew up at Windsor Forest in the county of Demerara in Guyana, South America. His fore fathers are Indian Origin who migrated to Guyana between1852-1858.

He gained his BSc (Major Biology and Minor Chemistry) degree from the University of Guyana in 1971.

In September, 1970 he started the Postgraduate Diploma in Science Education and Management and was awarded with the Dip Ed in 1972 from the University of Guyana.

In 1974 he migrated from Guyana to the United Kingdom where he joined the University of St Andrews in Scotland to pursue studies for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) a thesis entitled ‘Evidence for the involvement of intracellular cyclic nucleotides in the control of myocardial contractility’.

Following the PhD in 1978, he worked as a Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews (1978-1980), University of Dundee (1980-1981) and the University of Liverpool (1981-984). He joined Preston Polytechnic (now University of Central Lancashire or UCLAN) in 1984. Throughout the years he was promoted to Senior Lecturer (1986), Principal Lecturer (1988), Reader (1991) and subsequently to Professor (1993).

In July, 2011, he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) from the University of Central Lancashire for a thesis entitled ‘Mechanism of secretory and contractile responses in tissues and cells of the body in health and disease’.

Professor Singh has published 25 reviews, 20 book chapters, over 190 original manuscripts and 300 refereed abstracts. He also supervised over 65 postgraduate research students successfully for PhD (48), MD (1), MPhil (3) and MSc by Research (14). Currently, he am supervising 5 PhD students. He has also examined over 65 postgraduate research students for the MSc by research, MPhil, MD and PhD. Professor Singh is the field editor for 3 scientific journals and a member of several professional scientific societies. His main research interest is on diabetes mellitus in both the heart and exocrine glands. He also has some interests on plant-based medicine to treat diabetes and cancers.

Since 2002, has been involved mainly with research and training of postgraduate research students in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences. As Research Degree Tutor (RDT), his responsibility is to recruit, admit and guide the postgraduate students throughout their research degree career with the help of their specific supervisors. He has been responsible for all governance issues involve in research training, supervision, examination and successful completion. He also collaborates with several research laboratories and Universities nationally and internationally.

In addition, Professor Singh has extensive experience in undergraduate (BSc (Hons)) and postgraduate (MSc) teaching (45 years). These include undergraduate and postgraduate recruitment, supervision, training, tutoring, accreditation and examination, module and course/programme development-general teaching and learning as well as an examiner. Moreover he has been involved with quality assurance and course review at both School and University Levels.

He has set up a number of teaching and research links internationally- Europe, India, Middle East, North America, Guyana and Trinidad. He is also involved with Strategic Development and Knowledge Transfer and the Graduate Research School at UCLan and in all aspects associated with postgraduate research training and governance.

He is married to Aileen and has two adult children, Andrew and Angela who are working and living in London.


Shao, CH., Padanilam, C., Ezell E, Singh J, Kutty S, and Bidasee KR. CCDI (2014): A new ligand that modulates mammalian type 1 ryanodine receptor (RyR1). British J Pharmacology 171 (17) doi:10.1111/bph.12764.

Lotfy, M, Singh, J.,Rasheed, H, Tariq, A, Zilahi, E and Adeghate, E. (2014). The effect of glucagon like peptide-1 in the management of diabetes mellitus: Cellular and molecular mechanisms. Cell and Tissue 358 (2), 343-358.

Manoharan, G, Cummings, E and Singh, J. (2014). Effects of crude water-soluble extract of Momordica charantia on viability, caspase activity, cytochrome-c release and on cytosolic calcium levels in different cancer cell lines. Cancer Cell & Microenvironment 2014; 1: e273 (pp1-11).

Lotfy, M, Singh, J, Hameed, R, Tariq, S., Zilahi, E and Adeghate, E. (2014). Mechanism of the beneficial and protective effects of exenatide in diabetic rats. J. Endocrinology 220 (3) 291-304, doi: 10.1530/JOE-13-0426.

More publications


Physiology teaching and Research Degree Tutor.


Diabetic cardiomyopathy and plant-based drugs and cancer therapy.


  • The British Physiological Society
  • The International, British and European Society for Heart Research

External Activities

Involved with the development of international collaboration and undergraduate and postgraduate research recruitment.


Jaipaul is an active researcher. To date he has supervised 43 PhD , three MPhil, one MD and 12 MSc by Research students. He has published 18 reviews, 17 book chapters and 140 original papers. He has also published around 220 refereed abstracts and has another 15-20 papers to be written and published. Jaipaul has examined over 50 postgraduate research students, mainly PhD.