Dr Adele Hill

Dr Adele Hill

Associate Professor (Education)

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)


Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry)
Module Lead Evidence-Based Practice and Research Methods PA programme
Lead for Evidence-Based Practice BMBS
Biochemistry lead Physician Associate Studies
Academic Liaison Person (ALP) Rila Institute of Health Sciences
Year 3 Biomedical Science Session Coordinator


I joined PU PSMD in September 2013 as a Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences after spending the last 5 years working as a Research Scientist. I have chosen to now focus my time on teaching and education-based research.

My first degree of BSc in Medical Biochemistry at the University of Manchester, included a year in Industrial experience in Hertfordshire.  I completed my PhD at Manchester in 2008 investigating the role of collagen fibril formation in embryonic chick development. I stayed at Manchester for a further year as a postdoctoral researcher to continue this research, before moving to the USA to take up a postdoctoral research fellow position at Harvard. There, I was based in the Children’s Hospital investigating skeletal disorders in children that have a genetic cause. I worked specifically on a particular disease called Camptodactylyl Arthopathy Coxa-Vara Pericarditis (CACP) that affects children in a similar manner to that of juvenile arthritis.

Throughout my career I have taken every opportunity to become involved in teaching and am thankful that my move to Plymouth has enabled me to be more teaching-focussed and apply my research skills to education.

Hill A, Waller KA, Ciu Y, Allen JM, Smits P, Zhang LX, Ayturk UM, Hann S, Lessard SG, Zurakowski D, Warman ML, Jay GD. (2015) Lubricin restoration in a mouse model of congenital deficiency  Arthritis Rheumatol. doi: 10.1002/art.39276. [Epub ahead of print]

Haslauer CM, Proffen BL, Johnson VM, Hill A, Murray MM (2014) Gene expression of catabolic inflammatory cytokines peak before anabolic inflammatory cytokines after ACL injury in a preclinical model. J Inflamm (Lond) 11:34

Hill A, Duran J, Purcell P (2014) Lubricin protects the temporomandibular joint surfaces from degeneration. PLoS One 9(9):e106497

Allen JM, McGlinn E, Hill A , Warman ML (2013) Autopodial development is selectively impaired by misexpression of Chordin-like I in the chick limb. Dev Biol 381(1), 159-169 

Kim S, Hill A , Warman ML, Smits P (2012) Golgi disruption and early embryonic lethality in mice lacking USO1. PLOS One 7(11): e50530

Kadler KE, Hill A, Canty-Laird EG (2008) Collagen fibrillogenesis: fibronectin, integrins, and minor collagens as organizers and nucleators. Curr Opin Cell Biol, 20(5), 495-501