Meet the team

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Diabetes and cardiovascular science

Prof. Ian Megson
• Vascular studies
• Thrombosis and antithrombotics
• Cell signalling and function
• Free radicals, oxidative stress,antioxidant defence
• Inflammation



Dr Mary Doherty
• Proteomics
• Protein dynamics
• Mass spectrometry
• Bioinformatics


Genetics and immunology

Prof Jun Wei
• Genetics
• Immunogenetics
• Nutrigenomics
• Molecular biology
• Autoimmunity



Prof. Phil Whitfield
• Global lipidomics
• Targeted lipid analysis
• Lipid metabolism
• Lipids in health and disease
• Multivariate statistics


Senior Lecturer, Division of Health Research

Dr James Cobley

  • Redox biochemistry
  • Mitochondrial reactive oxygen species
  • Synapse pruning
  • Microfluidics
  • Exercise


Senior Lecturer, Genetics and Immunology

Dr Antonia Pritchard

  • Genetics of familial melanoma
  • Genetics of cancer susceptibility
  • Melanoma genomics
  • Anti-cancer immune response
  • Cancer antigens, including neoantigens




email: General enquiries




Technical team


  • Laboratory Manager: Dr Jan Adamson
  • Research Technician: Manuel-Thomas Valdivia
  • Research Technician: Kirsty Hickson
  • Research Technician: Seshu Tammireddy
  • Research Technician: Philomena Hallford


Research fellows


  • Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Free Radial Research Facility: Dr Andy Treweeke
  • Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Genetics & Immunology Group: Dr Colette Mustard
  • Research Fellow, Physical Activity: Dr Daniel Crabtree
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher: Katarzyna Goszcz
  • Bioinformatics Research Fellow: Dr Holger Husi


PG researchers


  • Ryan McLean (Genetics and Immunology Group)
  • Ruth Whelan (Genetics and Immunology Group)
  • Nicole Brace (Biomedical Sciences Group)
  • Tom Carew (Biomedical Sciences Group)
  • Maria Luisa Fiorello (Biomedical Sciences Group)
  • Khuram Raja (Biomedical Sciences Group)
  • Jacob Roberts (Biomedical Sciences Group)
  • Chloe Rodgers (Biomedical Sciences Group)


Our contact details

Centre for Health Sciences

Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science
University of the Highlands and Islands
Centre for Health Science
Old Perth Rd

t: +44 (0)1463 279298
email: General enquiries