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Dr Duncan Sharp


About Dr Duncan Sharp

Dr Duncan Sharp is Dean of the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences.

Duncan joined Leeds Beckett University as Senior Lecturer in 2009 and has untaken many roles within the university through Reader, Head of School, and most recently appointed as Dean in 2016.

Duncan’s scientific career started as a Trainee Biomedical Scientist at Nottingham University Hospitals whilst completing his first degree in Biomedical Sciences at Nottingham Trent University, becoming certified by the Institute for Biomedical Science in 2006. After this, Duncan completed his PhD at Nottingham Trent University, entitled 'The Development of Smart Bandage Technologies'.   

The challenge and rewards of research and working with upcoming scientists first attracted Duncan to higher education, where his interests have broadened across many areas of science, healthcare and pedagogy. He remains research active; supervising postgraduate research award students, publishing in peer-review journals, presenting at conferences. and peer-reviewing for journal and grant submissions. In 2017 Duncan was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society for Biology.

 

Research Interests

Duncan's main areas of expertise include biochemical analysis, electrochemistry, electrode/sensor fabrication, point-of-care testing and minimally / non-invasive diagnostics, and novel teaching practices within biological sciences. His primary research focuses on new technologies to allow measurements to be performed outside of conventional laboratories, the core of which is the development of novel analytical technologies using carbon-based electrochemical sensors for many healthcare and military uses. A major part of this work has been on the development of sensors that can be integrated within wound dressings and can detect chemical changes that indicate the start of an infection or to study healing progression.

Duncan also has an interest in novel teaching practices within biological sciences and has developed novel teaching experiments and explored the use of origami in the study of biochemistry.

 

Selected Publications

Journal articles (17)

Conference contributions (3)

  • Astita R; Tashani O; Hind K; Sharp D; Johnson M (2015) A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PAIN SENSITIVITY, BODY FAT DISTRIBUTION AND BLOOD LEVELS OF IL-6, CRP, TNF-Α AND LEPTIN. Vienna, Austria 01/01/0001 00:00:00.
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  • Astita R; Tashani OA; Sharp D; Johnson MI (2015) The influence of body mass index, body fat percentage and waist to hip ratio on sensory detection and pain sensitivity responses Glasgow 01/01/0001 00:00:00.
  • Astita R; Tashani O; Sharp D; Johnson M (2014) Pain sensitivity response and body fatness: A systematic review of experimental studies on the differences between healthy pain-free humans with different body fat content. Manchester 01/01/0001 00:00:00.
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