Andrew Foey

Academic profile

Dr Andrew Foey

Associate Professor of Immunology
School of Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Health)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Andrew's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 03: SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingGoal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 10: SDG 10 - Reduced InequalitiesGoal 14: SDG 14 - Life Below Water

About Andrew

Present: Programme Lead, BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences (2016-date)
School Post-Graduate Research Coordinator (2020-date)
School Programme Committee Chair (2019-date)
School Teaching & Learning Committee member (2014-date)
Pathway lead: Infection & Immunity (2010-date)
Faculty Academic Offences Committee member (2020-date)
School of Biomedical & Biological Sciences Safety Officer (2009-2016)
Member of Biomedical Research Governance Sub-committee (CRTB, SoBHCS, PUPSMD) (2013-2016)
School Admissions Tutor (2014-2016 - 3 recruitment cycles)

Supervised Research Degrees

PhD Supervision
Dr Luma Abdulqader,2021. University of Plymouth. Modulation of macrophage and epithelial cell immune defences by probiotic bacteria: immune stimulation versus suppression. Co-supervised with Dr Jane Beal (UoP).
Dr Alexander Strachan, 2020. University of Plymouth. Tolerogenic mechanisms associated with chronic Porphyromonas gingivalisinfection: good for whom, host or pathogen? Co-supervised with Dr Zveta Zaric and Dr Vehid Salih (UoP).
Dr Barbara Durante, 2019. University of Plymouth. The effect of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) as modulators of macrophage-driven innate immunity. Co-supervised with Professor Mathew Upton (UoP).
Dr Khalid Al-Shagdhali, 2018. University of Plymouth. Regulation of macrophage subsets in homeostatic and inflammatory mucosal environments. Co-supervised with Dr Jane Beal (UoP).
Dr Abbas Al-Shabany, 2016. University of Plymouth. Pharmacological modulation of NAD alters TNFa responses in macrophage subsets. Co-supervised with Dr Richard Billington, DoS (UoP).
Dr Neama Habil, 2013. University of Plymouth. Probiotic modulation of mucosal immune responses in an in vitroco-culture model. Co-supervised with Dr Jane Beal (UoP).
Dr Holger Kuhlwein, 2013. University of Plymouth. Effect of dietary b-glucan supplementation on growth, intestinal functionality and disease progression in selected cyprinids (Cyprinus carpioand Danio rerio). Co-supervised with Professor Simon Davies, DoS (UoP).
Dr Angela Cooper, 2013. University of Plymouth. Long-chain fatty acids and endoplasmic reticulum stress in pancreatic beta cells: the role of protein kinase R (PKR). Co-supervised with Dr John Moody, DoS (UoP) and Professor Noel Morgan (University of Exeter).
Dr Matthew Owen, 2011. University of Plymouth. The effect of dietary inclusion of category 3 animal by-product meals on rainbow trout (O. mykissWalbaum) mineralised tissues and immune function. Co-supervised with Professor Simon Davies, DoS (UoP) and Dr Simon Fox (UoP).
Dr Sally Owen, 2005. Imperial College London. The role of cytokine-stimulated T cells in mediating inflammatory cytokine responses in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Co-supervised with Professor Fionula Brennan, DoS (ICL).
ResM Supervision
Helene Stern, 2020. University of Plymouth. Investigating the role of Signal Regulatory Protein a in regulating macrophage subset activity in homeostasis and inflammation. Co-supervised with Dr Kris Jeremy (UoP).
MSc Project Supervision
Sophie Tomkinson, 2021. University of Plymouth. Hacat - H357 co-culture influences endotoxin tolerisation and cytokine patterns of M1 and M2 macrophage subsets. Co-supervised with Dr Vehid Salih (UoP).
James Nwaduba, 2019. University of Plymouth. Polarisation of M1 and M2 macrophages and presence of gingival fibroblasts and oral keratinocytes regulate overall macrophage TNFa production in vitro. Co-supervised with Dr Vehid Salih (UoP).
James Butler, 2018. University of Plymouth. Live and heat-killed probiotic Lactobacillus caseistrain Shirota modulation of macrophage immune defences: stimulation versus suppression. Co-supervised with Dr Jane Beal.
Olivia Waring, 2016. University of Plymouth. Proteomic profiling of LPS-stimulated M1 and M2 macrophage responses. Co-supervised with Dr Kris Jeremy (UoP) and Dr Vikram Sharma (UoP).


Teaching Prizes:

Inaugural Immunology Teaching Excellence Award 2017, British Society for Immunology.

Module leader:
BHCS1006: Infection & Immunity
BHCS2008: Methods in Infection & Immunity
BHCS2019: Methods in Human Biosciences
DIET210/BIOL2420: Nutritional Immunology & Biomedicine
BHCS3006: Cellular Basis of Immunity
BHCS5008: Infection & Immunity
Also teach on modules:
BHCS1001: Biomedical Investigation & Experimentation
BHCS1002: Human Anatomy & Physiology - Cells to Systems
BHCS1004: Introduction to Human Pathology
BHCS1005: Human Disease
BHCS2001: Biology of Disease
BHCS2002: Evidence-Based Practice in Biomedical Science
BHCS2004: Cell Biology in Health & Disease
BHCS2006: Infection, Immunity & Disease
BHCS2007: Diagnostic & Clinical Biomedicine
BIOM2010: Infection Sciences in Health & Disease
BHCS2018: Systems Physiology: Function & Dysfunction
BHCS2022: Nutritional Science 1
BHCS2025: Nutritional Science 2
BIOL210: Molecular & Genetic Basis of Disease
BHCS3005: Transplantation & Transfusion Science
BHCS3008: Current Developments in Biomedical Science
BHCS3010: Haematology & Transfusion Medicine
BHCS3011: Clinical Immunology & Biochemical Screening
BIO5131: Postgraduate Research Skills & Methods
BIOM5002: Contemporary Applications of Cell Biology
BIOM5005: Project Design & Development
BIOM5009: Haematology & Transfusion
Honours & masters degree Research Project Supervision:
BHCS3001: Personal Research Project
BIOM5006: Masters Research Project
Modules no longer taught:
BIOL1404: Human Life Cycles
BIOL2416: Methods in Biomedical Science
SSU provision for PCMD Medical students:
BS020: The immune system: it really is a case of "we are what we eat."
BS013: Cellular & molecular mechanisms underlying inflammatory immunopathologies.
Mucosal Immunology Master Class:
Organisation of workshop and delivery of lectures for Immunology grounding of probiotic scientists for enhanced participation in the International Probiotic Conference, Budapest 22nd to 25th June 2015.
Plenary teaching to Peninsula School of Dentistry, Dental Practicioners
  • MSc Periodontology, Periodontal Microbiology & Immunology, February 2019

Contact Andrew

B410, Portland Square, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 584623