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Dr Alwena Morgan

Lecturer, Medicine

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602051

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Dr Alwena Morgan is Welsh speaking lecturer in Biomedicine that has been successful in establishing Welsh provision for the undergraduate degree schemes at the Medical School, ensuring that they are eligible for Welsh medium scholarships and bursaries. She has carried out numerous Outreach activities for bilingual school pupils in years 12 and 13 and has been nominated three times for the SUMS Outreach award, which she has won once. She has close links with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Analysis of lipids and fatty acids by mass spectrometry
  • Lipid extraction
  • Ghrelin
  • Neurogenesis
  • Neuroprotection
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Alwena is responsible for the Welsh provision for the SUMS undergraduate degree schemes. She is involved in a number of modules that range from year one to year 4 (MSci track) 

Research

Alwena’s research focus is on the beneficial roles of calorie restriction and the stomach hormone ghrelin  on neurogenesis and neuroprotection. She works alongside Dr Jeff Davies. Alwena has a particular interest on the effect of fatty acids on the regulation of ghrelin. 

Award Highlights
  • Winner of Swansea University Medical School Award for Outreach Activities (2016) 
  • Swansea University Medical School Award nominee for Outreach Activities (2017) 
  • Swansea University Medical School Award nominee for Outreach Activities (2019) 
Collaborations

Dr Jeff Davies (Swansea University Medical School) 

Dr Tim Wells (Cardiff University, UK) 

Dr Zane Andrews (Monash University, Australia)