Neuroscience

Neuroscience is a broad field of enquiry which focuses on central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. These are represented in some focused projects undertaken by Professor James Jones.

Research Projects

Sacral neuromodulation for faecal incontinence

In collaboration with Prof Ronan O’Connell we are attempting to explore the neurophysiological basis for sacral nerve stimulation applied to incontinence.

Charcot Marie Tooth disease

In collaboration with Dr Mark Pickering we are utilising a mouse model of this hereditary neuropathy and in particular examining how peripheral nerves accommodate stretch

Vagal control of the heart

In collaboration with Sue Pyner from University of Durham this project examines how atrial volume receptors transduce signals relating to mechanical stretch.

Artificial muscles

In collaboration with Donal Holland and Eoin O’Cearbhaill from the School of Mechanical engineering we are inventing various artificial but anatomically accurate limb muscles.

Academic Staff

Professor James Jones Professor of Anatomy Profile
Dr Mark Pickering Lecturer Profile
Dr Eoin O’Ceabhaill  Lecturer in Bioengineering Profile
Dr Donal Holland Lecturer in Biomechanics Profile