Dr Jennifer May

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  • Qualifications:PhD (UWE), BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, FHEA, FIBMS
  • Position:Senior Lecturer - Biomedical Science
  • Department:HAS - Applied Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 82336
  • Email:Jennifer2.May@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

I am a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science, specialising in Haematology. 

I teach BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, MSc Biomedical Science and MSc Health Technologies students, as well as being Programme Lead for MSc Applied Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences, run in partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant.

Area of expertise

My current research focusses on the bone marrow stroma, investigating its role in resistance to chemotherapy. Working with Dr Liana Gynn, Dr Elizabeth Anderson and Gareth Robinson, alongside clinical colleagues from thr Royal United Hospital in Bath, we have shown that the bone marrow stroma is damaged by chemotherapy, and may be an important long-term consideration for individuals undergoing chemotherapy. A current project (with Prof Tim Cox, Dr Kathryn Lamb-Riddell, Dr Mark Hansen and Prof Myra Conway) is also investigating the use of Raman Spectroscopy and machine learning as a potential rapid tool to further study interactions between stromal and leukaemic cells within the bone marrow.

I am also interested in applied haematological research, with a current project alongside Prof Tony Killard and Dr Jo White, together with collaborators at the University of Rome, investigating the potential use of inexpensive, rapid, paper-based lateral flow diagnostic screening tests for coagulation disorders, particularly in resource-scarce and emergency settings.‚Äč

Additionally, my interests lie in enhancing teaching within Biomedical Science, introducing the use of novel tools such as Resimion, for scenario-based/experiential applied learning. 

I also have a background working in the NHS as a Biomedical Scientist, and maintain my registration with the HCPC.


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