Department: Professional Services
Department of Learning and Wellbeing
Student Progress Administrator
Ran is the Student Progress Administrator for the Student Support and Progress group.
Previously she graduated with a First Class degree in Psychology (2014) from the University of Akureyri in Iceland and did an MSc in Neuroscience (2014) in the Molecular Neuroscience group with Prof. John Wood at University College London, UK. During her MSc, she worked on an in situ neuroimaging system to monitor nociceptive activity through calcium imaging (Emery et al, 2016). Ran then undertook a PhD at the Royal Veterinary College which was funded by a Marie Curie Fellowship in the Bonepain.eu consortium and focused on the mechanisms leading to fracture pain, skeletal innervation and novel analgesic therapies. She is also interested in other nociceptive models and has worked on Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (Magnusdottir et al, 2016). Her PhD was under the supervision of Dr. Chantal Chenu with secondments at Transpharmation Ltd. with Dr. Amy Fisher.
Previously Ran has been a skills tutor for undergraduate Biological Science students and an Academic Writing Tutor for Undergraduate and Master’s students.
Emery, E., Luiz, A., Sikandar, S., Magnúsdóttir, R., Dong, X. and Wood, J. (2016). In vivo characterization of distinct modality-specific subsets of somatosensory neurons using GCaMP. [online] Advances.sciencemag.org. Available at: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/11/e1600990 [Accessed 8 Dec. 2016].
Magnúsdóttir, R., Fisher, A., Chenu, C. and Upton, N. (2016). Reversal of thermal and mechanical allodynia with pregabalin in a mouse model of oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 12, p.127.