Dr Nicola King
Lecturer in Cardiac Physiology (Education)
School of Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Health)
Lecturer in Cardiac Physiology
- BSc Hons - Napier University, Edinburgh
- PhD - Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne
- PgCAP - University of Plymouth
British Society for Cardiovascular Research
Roles on external bodies
I largely teach all aspects of cardiovascular science including physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy. However, you will also find me teaching other aspects of physiology to Foundation year and first year students
- BHCS1008: Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology
- BHCS2018 (Z): Systems physiology: function and dysfunction
- BHCS3018: Specialist cardiovascular investigations.
Staff serving as external examiners
University of Ulster 2021-2024
The major thrust of my research is to explore different approaches to improving the outcomes of patients undergoing cardiac surgery or cardiology interventions. The method used is systematic review and meta-analysis.
Classically a major focus of my research is the role of amino acids and small peptides in the heart. In particular I concentrate on membrane transport, hypertrophy, and myocardal protection against ischaemia reperfusion. Membrane transport has been a mainstay of my research going right back to my PhD days. Most recent publications have investigated dipeptide transport in the kidney under various conditions.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
PhD Helen Williams
Grants & contracts
2009-2012 - The Brunei healthy heart projects: sourcing strategic Halal antioxidants. Brunei Government 1,440,000 BND
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