Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology
Dr. Angus M. Shaw graduated with BSc (hons) in Pharmacology from Glasgow University in 1980 and continued working for a PhD in the field of blood platelet research with Dr. Euan MacIntyre. On completion of his PhD in 1985 he took up a post-doctoral position with Professor Boris Vargaftig and madame le docteur Francoise Russo-Marie at Institut Pasteur in Paris Funded by INSERM it investigated the anti-inflammatory protein lipocortin in platelet function. This was followed by positions at Dundee Universities working with Professor Richard Olver investigating neonatal alveolar fluid transport. and as a BHF Research Fellow working with Professor Ian McGrath at Glasgow University to investigate mechanisms of hypoxic vasoconstriction. Dr Shaw took up his current position in 1993 as a lecturer and senior lecturer (2010) in pharmacology at Glasgow Caledonian University. My areas of expertise, in pharmacology, vascular biology and haemostasis, underlie my teaching which include general pharmacology, vascular pharmacology, the pathophysiology and pharmacological management of myocardial infarction and heart failure.
Dr Shaw has been involved in research on the pulmonary circulation for more than twenty years. The work is aimed at providing a better understanding of its structure and regulation in order to better understand the mechanisms underlying Pulmonary hypertension (PH). It has generated 13 journal publications and 33 published abstracts. All publications are in international journals; 8 journal articles and 31 abstracts are published in Br. J. Pharmacol., which has an impact factor of 5.204 reflecting its international reputation for excellence in publishing high quality research. This research has been presented annually at Br. Pharmacological Society meetings and has generated a very significant number of internationally recognised publications and has contributed to 1996, 2003 and 2008 RAEs.
Development of MSc Pharmacology
Dr. Shaw conceived and co-developed the MSc in Pharmacology for international students 2006. This degree was an immediate success with 24 students in the first cohort. It continues to be one of school’s most suscessful internalional courses and up to 2011, around 120 students have been attracted to it generating in excess of £1 million.
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