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Dr David Charles Hughes

Head of Department

School of Health Sciences
0121 331 7179

David has the following qualifications: BSc Biochemistry (UMIST), PhD Cancer Research (University of Surrey/Marie Curie Research Institute/UWCM, Cardiff).

David has 18 years of teaching experience at University of Birmingham, University of Derby and Nottingham Trent University. He has taught at foundation, level 4-6 undergraduate and also at masters level. 

He has a research career of over 30 years in MRC units and UK Universities, with research experience in cancer research, developmental genetics, genetics of deafness, reproductive biology and comparative analysis.

David's current research areas include molecular exaptation of SINEs in mammalian genes, identification of antimicrobial peptides in reptiles, evolution of vertebrate egg envelope genes, and genetics of stress fracture susceptibility in elite athletes. 

Areas of Expertise
Postgraduate Supervision
Media Work
Links and Social Media