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Dr Margaret Cunningham

Dr Margaret Cunningham

Name:

Dr Margaret Cunningham FBPhS

Organisation:

University of Strathclyde

Year elected:

2020

Affinity Group(s):

  • Education and Skills

Primary professional setting:

Academia

My field of expertise is G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR)-dependent regulation of cardiovascular function, with interest in proteinase-activated receptors (PARs) and purinergic receptor families. My research involves investigating the molecular mechanisms of GPCR involvement in the processes that underpin platelet and vascular cell function and anti-cancer therapy-induced cardiotoxicity. I co-lead the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases (CMVD) research theme at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) and organise local events with the purpose to bringtogether early career researchers, particularly those in pharmacology. I am Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacology Matters magazine for the British Pharmacological Society and serve as Reviewing Editor for Pharmacology Research & Perspectives (PR&P) journal. Other BPS roles include membership on the Awards Panel and Engagement committee. As Director of Outreach for SIPBS, I am routinely involved in events aimed at promoting pharmacology across all audiences (from early learners in primary schools, career carousel events for high school students and workshops for disadvantaged adult learners.