Dr Victoria Davenport

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About me

Programe leader for the FdSc degree in Healthcare Science - Life Sciences/ Physiological Sciences / Clinical Engineering (in post NHS staff training), Program manager for Postgraduate Research Training & Professional Development, Postgraduate Tutor, Senior Lecturer and Module leader for Applied Immunology, Immunology, Immunohaematology, Applied and Advanced Life Sciences.

A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, PGCert with distinction (UWE, Bristol), Postdoc examining immunity to Neisseria & establishing mucosal immunity group (University of Bristol), PhD in Photobiology (Imperial College London formerly Royal Postgraduate Medical School at Hammersmith), BSc in Biology (University of Nottingham).


Area of expertise


Innate immune protection against upper respiratory tract infections using commensal Lactobacilli and Neisseriae.

Systemic and mucosal immunity to Neisseria meningitidis (naturally acquired and vaccine induced).

Investigation into the underlying pathology of polymyalgia rheumatica

Human skin explants for in vitro assessment of UV damage & protection by sunscreens (industry funded 8y collaboration)


Innovative teaching, Undergraduate and postgraduate immunology - theory and practical aspects, including research projects, Programe & module management


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