• IV2 3JH

    United Kingdom

  • United Kingdom

  • 7261 Citations
  • 43 h-Index
1992 …2020

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Personal profile

Research expertise

As the Head of Health Research & Innovation at the University of the Highlands & Islands, I oversee the activities of the various research teams, with a particular remit to direct the activities of the members of the Division of Biomedical Sciences. As well as supervising my research team, I am responsible for the departmental budget and for management of those research grants for which I am designated principal investigator. I am also ultimately responsible for the health and safety of my team members. My role includes a remit to design and deliver the strategy for curriculum development and research for the School of Health at the university. I am also a Visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University.

The focus of my research is the role of nitric oxide in vascular disease and the potential benefits of nitric oxide donor drugs as vasodilators, anti-platelet agents and anti-inflammatory agents. My interests include the interaction of nitric oxide with oxidant species and establishment of the importance of this interaction in the atherosclerotic process that underlies heart disease. Through collaboration with Prof Adriano Rossi (Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh), I have expanded my research profile to encompass the role of NO in inflammatory cell apoptosis and, via several other collaborations, the therapeutic potential of NO in diseases as diverse as fungal toenail infection and trypanosomiasis. Furthermore, I have been involved in projects relating to acute renal failure (principle investigator), organ transplant (principal investigator), pre-eclampsia, and the potential benefits of novel coatings to prevent thrombosis in medical devices. The focus of our current research is shifting towards preventative medicine: I have ongoing projects associated with the health benefits of polyphenols and exercise. My research output is reflected in consistent publication of original papers and reviews in internationally recognised journals; my current h-factor is 52.

In recognition of my contribution to these areas of cardiovascular science and to education as a whole, I have been awarded Fellowships with the Pharmacological Society, the Royal Biological Society and the Higher Education Academy.

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews

Bachelor of Science, University of St Andrews

External positions

Member

Jun 2019 → …

Member, UK Ressearch and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship Peer Review College

20 Aug 2018 → …

Associate Editor, Antioxidants

2018 → …

Fellow, British Pharmacological Society

2017 → …

Associate Editor

2014 → …

Visiting Professor, Robert Gordon University

2013 → …

Fellow

2012 → …

Fellow

2007 → …

Editorial Board

20062010

Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Edinburgh

20062018

Keywords

  • QP Physiology
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular

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Research Output

  • 7261 Citations
  • 43 h-Index
  • 130 Article
  • 1 Abstract
  • 1 Meeting abstract
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review

Radial artery access site complications during cardiac procedures, clinical implications and potential solutions: The role of nitric oxide

Coghill, E., Johnson, T., Morris, R., Leslie, S. & Megson, I., 26 Jan 2020, In : World Journal of Cardiology. 12, 1, p. 26 9 p.

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    Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), Intimal Thickening, and Subclinical Atherosclerotic Disease

    Burtenshay, D., Kitching, M., Redmond, E., Megson, I. & Cahill, P., 2 Aug 2019, In : Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine. 6, 89.

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    Mitochondrial ROS cause motor deficits induced by synaptic inactivity: Implications for synapse pruning

    Sidlauskaite, E., Gibson, J. W., Megson, I. L., Whitfield, P. D., Tovmasyan, A., Batinic-haberle, I., Murphy, M. P., Moult, P. R. & Cobley, J. N., 20 Mar 2018, In : Redox Biology. 16, p. 344-351 8 p.

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    Activities

    Scottish Cardiovascular Forum 2019

    Ian Megson (Organiser)
    1 Feb 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference

    Departmental seminar

    Ian Megson (Speaker)
    3 Mar 2017

    Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

    Departmental seminar

    Ian Megson (Speaker)
    3 Aug 2017

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

    Masteclasses for S1/S2 science pupils

    Ian Megson (Presenter)
    6 May 201713 May 2017

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

    Scottish Cardiovascular Forum 2017

    Ian Megson (Chair)
    4 Feb 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Press / Media

    Nanotechnology professor appointed at university

    Ian Megson

    18/07/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Media release: Inverness welcomes cardiovascular experts

    Ian Megson

    4/02/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Trust Me I'm a Doctor

    Ian Megson

    19/09/0819/09/18

    1 item of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Thesis

    The impact of antipsychotic drugs on the expression of genes associated with obesity

    Author: Mustard, C., 31 Jul 2016

    Supervisor: Wei, J. (Supervisor), Megson, I. (Supervisor), Whitfield, P. D. (Supervisor) & Bermano, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

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    Nanotoxicity of oxide-derived engineered nanomaterials: impact on cell viability and function, with conventional assays and evaluation of novel eicosanoid profiling

    Author: Garrison, E., 1 Nov 2016

    Supervisor: Megson, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

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    Role and mechanism of action of the anthocyanin, delphinidin, in protecting endothelial cells against oxidative stress

    Author: Goszcz, K., 31 Jul 2016

    Supervisor: Megson, I. (Supervisor), Stewart, D. (Supervisor) & Duthie, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

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    A Genetic Analysis of the Relationship between Gluten Intolerance and Schizophrenia

    Author: Bradford, M., 12 Feb 2012

    Supervisor: Wei, J. (Supervisor), Megson, I. (Supervisor) & Shaw, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

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    The impact of oxidative stress and potential antioxidant therapy on function and survival of cultured pancreatic β-islet cells

    Author: Kanase, N., 6 Jul 2011

    Supervisor: Megson, I. (Supervisor), MacRury, S. (Supervisor), Rahman, I. (Supervisor) & Duthie, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

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