Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Honorary Senior Research Fellow



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Clinical and Academic Acitivities

Consultant Clinical Scientist in Clinical Biochemistry 

Director of Supraregional Trace Element Laboratory (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust)

Research Interests

Applications of Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS) for analysis of trace elements in clinical samples.

Trace element metabolism.

Use of laser ablation ICPMS for study of tissue distribution of trace elements.

Current research topics and collaborations

Copper metabolism in Parkinson's Disease using stable isotopes.  With Peter Bain (Neurosciences) and Mark Rehkamper (Earth Sciences).

Wear products from surgical implants. With Alister Hart (UCH, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital), Fred Mosselamans (Diamond Light Source).

Selenium metabolism in renal disease, with Andrew Frankel (Renal Medicine).


Trace Element Specialist Advisory Group (UKNEQAS)

Clinical Reference Material User Group (LGC)



Channavajjhala SK, Bramley R, Peltz T, et al., 2019, Urinary extracellular vesicle protein profiling and endogenous lithium clearance support excessive renal sodium wasting and water reabsorption in thiazide-induced hyponatremia, Kidney International Reports, Vol:4, ISSN:2468-0249, Pages:139-147

Swiatkowska I, Mosselmans JFW, Geraki T, et al., 2017, Synchrotron analysis of human organ tissue exposed to implant material., Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, Vol:46, ISSN:0946-672X, Pages:128-137

Baldwin EJ, Harrington DJ, Sampson B, et al., 2016, Safety of long-term restrictive diets for peroxisomal disorders: vitamin and trace element status of patients treated for Adult Refsum Disease, International Journal of Clinical Practice, Vol:70, ISSN:1368-5031, Pages:229-235

Jones AJ, Gokhale PJ, Allison TF, et al., 2015, Evidence for bystander signalling between human trophoblast cells and human embryonic stem cells, Scientific Reports, Vol:5, ISSN:2045-2322

Papamargaritis D, Aasheim ET, Sampson B, et al., 2015, Copper, selenium and zinc levels after bariatric surgery in patients recommended to take multivitamin-mineral supplementation, Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, Vol:31, ISSN:0946-672X, Pages:167-172

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