Imperial College London

DrChristopherJohn

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Senior Lecturer
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 3313 8039c.john

 
 
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Location

 

6N5cCommonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology in the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London.

Qualifications:

1996 - BSc Pharmacology, Kings College London

2000 - PhD Pharmacology, Imperial College London

2004 - Certificate of Advanced Study in Learning & Teaching

2013 - MEd in University Learning & Teaching

Teaching:

My current leadership roles within the Faculty of Medicine include the Head of Programme for the BSc in Biomedical Science and the Course Director for the BSc in Pharmacology. I am heavily involved in the organisation of pharmacology teaching across the Faculty for both undergraduate medical students and scientists. I was previously Head of Graduate Entry Medicine and Head of Programme for the BSc in Pharmacology & Translational Medical Science.

In 2008, I was awarded the Rector's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

I am particularly interested in innovative approaches to education. Recent approaches have included (i)  the use of concept mapping to identify areas within the curriculum that students find troublesome coupled with approaches to help facilitate better understanding (ii) the development of a robust group assessment to help students to improve team working skills.

 

Research:

The continued neuroendocrine characterisation of the link between stress and disease. A major focus is the influence of (i) social isolation and (ii) treatment with glucocorticoids in utero on stress sensitivity and the subsequent development of disease. In addition, I am interested in the cellular mediators of stress at the pituitary level.

Publications

Journals

Basharat S, Parker JA, Murphy KG, et al., 2014, Leptin fails to blunt the lipopolysaccharide-induced activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary- adrenal axis in rats, Journal of Endocrinology, Vol:221, ISSN:0022-0795, Pages:229-234

Mehet DK, Philip J, Solito E, et al., 2012, Evidence From In Vitro and In Vivo Studies Showing that Nuclear Factor-Kappa B Within the Pituitary Folliculostellate Cells and Corticotrophs Regulates Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone Secretion in Experimental Endotoxaemia, Journal of Neuroendocrinology, Vol:24, ISSN:0953-8194, Pages:862-873

John CD, Gavins FNE, Buss NAPS, et al., 2008, Annexin A1 and the formyl peptide receptor family: neuroendocrine and metabolic aspects, Current Opinion in Pharmacology, Vol:8, ISSN:1471-4892, Pages:765-776

John CD, Sahni V, Mehet D, et al., 2007, Formyl peptide receptors and the regulation of ACTH secretion: targets for annexin A1, lipoxins, and bacterial peptides, Faseb Journal, Vol:21, ISSN:0892-6638, Pages:1037-1046

Theogaraj E, John CD, Dewar A, et al., 2006, The long-term effects of perinatal glucocorticoid exposure on the host defence system of the respiratory tract, Journal of Pathology, Vol:210, ISSN:0022-3417, Pages:85-93

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