Group Leader

Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Nikki Templeton

Nikki Templeton

Research Fellow

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Andrew Biggerstaff

Andrew Biggerstaff

PhD Students

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Diana Atigari

India | Contact Diana

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Kelly Paton

New Zealand | Contact Kelly

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Amy Alder

New Zealand | Contact Amy

Master's Students

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Afnan Alabadey

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Stephen Mathew

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Susan Welsh


Dr Amy Ewald

2016 | Investigating the anti-cocaine effects of novel kappa opioid receptor agonists: behavioural and cellular actions of salvinorin A analogues

Dr Peter Bosch

2014 | The preclinical study of methamphetamine self-administration and the underlying molecular biology and proteomic changes in the reward system

Dr Kirsty Danielson 

2013 | The Cellular Effects of Nicotine and Tobacco Particulate Matter on Monoamine Transporters

Dr Aashish Morani

2011 | Behavioural Pharmacology of Novel Kappa Opioid Compounds

Dr Bridget Simonson 

2011 | Investigating the Effects of Novel Kappa Opioid Receptor Agonists on the Dopamine Transporter

Aimee Culverhouse 

2016 | Exploring the Aversive and Anxiogenic Effects of Novel Kappa Opioid Receptor Agonists in Rats

David Young

2015 | Pre-clinical Anti-Addictive and Side-Effect profiles of Novel Kappa-opioid Agonists

Nitin Kumar

2014 | Kappa Opioid Receptor Agonists: New Targets In The Treatment Of Pain

Victoria Catherwood

2014 | Investigating the Effect of Kappa Opioid Receptor Agonists on Serotonin Transporter Function in HEK-293 Cells

Ana Holley

2012 | Elucidating the Cellular Effects of MDMA on the Serotonin Transporter (SERT)

Catherine Botros 

Nirajmohan Shivaperumal