Areas of Expertise

  • Endothelial Function
  • Arterial Stiffness
  • Cardiovascular risk


  1. Ellins, L., Shipley, M., Rees, D., Kemp, A., Deanfield, J., Brunner, E., Halcox, J. Associations of depression-anxiety and dyslipidaemia with subclinical carotid arterial disease: Findings from the Whitehall II Study European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 204748731987623
  2. James, M., Christian, D., Scott, S., Todd, C., Stratton, G., Demmler, J., McCoubrey, S., Halcox, J., Audrey, S., Ellins, E., Irvine, E., Brophy, S., Ellins, L. What works best when implementing a physical activity intervention for teenagers? Reflections from the ACTIVE Project: a qualitative study BMJ Open 9 5 e025618
  3. Chiesa, S., Masi, S., Shipley, M., Ellins, L., Fraser, A., Hughes, A., Patel, R., Khir, A., Halcox, J., Singh-Manoux, A., Kivimaki, M., Celermajer, D., Deanfield, J. Carotid artery wave intensity in mid- to late-life predicts cognitive decline: the Whitehall II study European Heart Journal 40 28 2300 2309
  4. Zonoozi, S., Ramsay, S., Papacosta, O., Lennon, L., Ellins, E., Halcox, J., Whincup, P., Wannamethee, S., Ellins, L. Chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular risk markers and total mortality in older men: cystatin C versus creatinine Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health jech-2018-211719
  5. Cox, S., Ellins, E., Marealle, A., Newton, C., Soka, D., Sasi, P., Tanna, G., Johnson, W., Makani, J., Prentice, A., Halcox, J., Kirkham, F., Ellins, L. Ready-to-use food supplement, with or without arginine and citrulline, with daily chloroquine in Tanzanian children with sickle-cell disease: a double-blind, random order crossover trial The Lancet Haematology 5 4 147 160

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  • PM-266 The Cardiovascular System

    Leading on from the first year Human Physiology Module (PM-139), the Cardiovascular Module will introduce and define the fundamental cellular mechanisms that regulate the physiology of healthy cardiovascular function. The Module will describe the processes that allow regular heartbeat and blood vessel function and how perturbations in the systems covered may lead to pathophysiological conditions. There will be an emphasis on experimental approaches used to study the cardiovascular mechanisms described.

  • PM-266C Y System Gardiofasgwlaidd

    Gan adeiladu ar fodiwl y flwyddyn gyntaf, Ffisioleg Ddynol (PM-139), bydd y modiwl ar y System Gardiofasgwlaidd yn cyflwyno ac yn diffinio'r mecanweithiau cellol sylfaenol sy'n rheoli ffisioleg gweithrediad system gardiofasgwlaidd iach. Bydd y modiwl yn disgrifio'r prosesau sy'n gyfrifol am guriad calon rheolaidd a gweithrediad y pibellau gwaed, a sut gall newidiadau yn y systemau dan sylw arwain at gyflyrau pathoffisiolegol. Bydd pwyslais ar y dulliau arbrofol a ddefnyddir i astudio'r mecanweithiau cardiofasgwlaidd a ddisgrifiwyd.

  • PM-344 Capstone Project

    The aim of this module is to provide a capstone experience to students┬┐ learning, through participating in their own enquiry-based research project. Depending on the student's employability strand within the programme, the project may be laboratory, data, or education-based, but it will always involve a research question that is drawn from the literature, focused on a topic relevant to medical science. It will ask a novel research question and involve the critical analysis of research findings. Students will refine their oral and written communication skills to a graduate level through creating an introductory presentation on the project background, and a written dissertation and oral presentation on their research conclusions.


  • Hydration, Cognition and Physiological Behaviour (awarded 2020)

    Other supervisor: Prof David Benton
    Other supervisor: Dr Hayley Young