Dr Paul Laurance-Young

Dr Paul Laurance-Young

Lecturer in Biomedical Science

School of Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Health)



Lecturer in Biomedical Science (Histology and Cellular Pathology) (2017 - Present)
Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Cellular Pathology (Honorary) with University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (2014 - Present), formerly the departmental Training Officer.


2019 PgCert Academic Practice (Uni Plymouth)
2012 PhD Biomaterials (UCL)
2007 MSc Cellular Pathology (Univ Westminster)
2003 PgCert Biomedical Science (Univ Westminster)
2001 BSc (Hons) Biology with Parasitology (Imperial College, London)

Professional membership

Chartered Scientist (CSci)

Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Member of the Royal Society of Biology (MRSB)
Registered Biomedical Scientist with the HCPC (BS48960)



Teaching interests

Teaching role in the following:
BIO015        Issues in Human Biology 
BHCS1004   Introduction to Human Pathology
BHCS1007   Foundations of Healthcare Science
BHCS2002   Evidence Based Practice in Biomedical Science
BHCS2004     Cell Biology in Health & Disease
BHCS2019   Methods in Human Biosciences
BIOL307       Advanced Skills & Concept   
BHCS3002   Molecular and Cellular Pathology
BHCS3021   Research Project in Healthcare Science
BHCS5010   Contemporary Applications in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics

Module Lead:
BHCS1004   Introduction to Human Pathology
BHCS2002  Evidence Based Practice in Biomedical Science
BHCS2004   Cellular Pathology
BHCS5010   Contemporary Applications in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics



Research interests

De- and remineralisation of enamel tissue

Histological analysis of fish gastrointestinal tract immune cell populations (with Dr Mark Rawling)

Novel environmental isolates with anti-bacterial properties (with Laura Carey and Dr Lee Hutt)

In vitro effects of the probiotic Enterococcus faecium SF68 on the growth and survival of the intestinal parasite Giardia intestinalis ATCC 50803 (with Elizabeth Winters and Dr Lee Hutt)



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Laurance-Young P, Bozec L, Gracia L, Rees G, Lippert F, Lynch RJM & Knowles JC (2011) 'A review of the structure of human and bovine dental hard tissues and their physicochemical behaviour in relation to erosive challenge and remineralisation' Journal of Dentistry 39, (4) 266-272 , DOI


Other academic activities

Admissions Tutor for School of Biomedical Science (with Dr Shagun Khera)

Additional information

Deputy Chair of the Athena SWAN Committee (University of Plymouth)

Committee member for Decolonialisation of the Curriculum (University of Plymouth)

Active on the University of Plymouth Employer Mentor program

Outreach activities promoting Biomedical Sciences (very happy to discuss if you would like me to visit your educational institution!)


LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-laurance-young-808a2756/

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Paul_Laurance-Young