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Professor Michael Eddleston ScD FRCP Edin

Professor Michael Eddleston ScD FRCP Edin


Professor Michael Eddleston ScD FRCP Edin FBPhS


University of Edinburgh

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I am Professor of Clinical Toxicology in the Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics Unit of the University of Edinburgh, and Consultant Physician at the National Poisons Information Service, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. I trained in medicine at Cambridge and Oxford, with an intercalated PhD at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. My primary research aim is to reduce deaths from pesticide and plant self-poisoning in rural Asia, a cause of as many as 200,000 premature deaths each year and the number two global means of suicide. To do this, I perform clinical trials in South Asian district hospitals to better understand the pharmacology & effectiveness of antidotes and community-based controlled trials to identify effective public health interventions. This work is complemented by translational studies of antidotes in porcine models of poisoning in the Wellcome Critical Care Laboratory for Large Animals that I established in Edinburgh.