Dr Paul Laurance-Young

Dr Paul Laurance-Young

Lecturer in Biomedical Science

School of Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Health)



Programme Lead (Applied Biomedical Science)
Admissions Tutor & School Employment Lead
Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Cellular Pathology (Honorary), formerly the departmental Training Officer.

Awards and nominations
- Nominated for SSTAR Inspirational Teacher of the Year Award (2023)
- University SSTAR nominated for "Big Thank You" Award (2022)
- University SSTAR winner Creative Teacher Award (2021) 
- University SSTAR "highly commended" for Placement Support of the Year (2021)
- Nominated for SSTAR Most Dedicated Project/Dissertation Supervisor Award (2021)
- Nominated for SSTAR Personal Tutor of the Year Award (2021)
- Nominated for SSTAR Inspirational Teacher of the Year Award (2021)
- Winner "I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out Of here!" National outreach contest (2019)
- Nominated for SSTAR Inspirational Teacher Award (2019)


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

Roles on external bodies

IBMS verifier
Committee member for Regional Branch of the Royal Society of Biology


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 
BHCS5010 Contemporary Applications in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics


Research interests

De- and remineralisation of enamel tissueHistological 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 faeciumSF68 on the growth and survival of the intestinal parasite Giardia intestinalisATCC 50803 (with Elizabeth Winters and Dr Lee Hutt)

Creative practice & artistic projects

Provided pre-clinical lab training skills to a summer bursary student (2023)


Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Chohan, M.H., Perry, M., Laurance-Young, P., Salih, V.M. and Foey, A.D., 2023. Prognostic Role of CD68+ and CD163+ Tumour-Associated Macrophages and PD-L1 Expression in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Meta-Analysis. British Journal of Biomedical Science, 80, p.11065.
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


Additional information

Former Deputy Chair of the Athena SWAN Committee (University of Plymouth)
Committee member for Decolonisation 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!)