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Professor Felicity Gavins

Professor Felicity Gavins

Name:

Professor Felicity Gavins

Organisation:

Brunel University London

Year elected:

2019

Affinity Group(s):

  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Pharmacology
  • Systems & Integrative Pharmacology

Primary professional setting:

Academia

Felicity specialises in leukocyte trafficking, with a principle focus of developing anti-inflammatory strategies to promote thrombo-inflammation resolution. After completing her BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology, Felicity studied for her BHF funded Ph.D. in Pharmacology at Queen Mary University London, under Professors Roderick Flower FRS and Mauro Perretti. She was then awarded a BHF Junior Research Fellowship and in 2007 she accepted a BBSRC Lectureship at Imperial College London in the Centre for Integrative Mammalian Physiology and Pharmacology (headed by Professor Julia Buckingam CBE). This was shortly followed by a Senior Lectureship and the appointment to Deputy Head of The Centre of Neurodegeneration & Neuroinflammation. In 2013 she accepted an academic position in the USA at Louisiana State University and was appointed Director of The Small Animal Imaging Facility. In 2019, Felicity joined Brunel University London as Professor of Pharmacology and Royal Society Wolfson Fellow, and is the Director of the Centre for Inflammation Research and Translational Medicine (CIRTM). She has won a number of awards for her work in Pharmacology, including the BPS Aptuit Award (2008).