Neil Henney is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology in the School of Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences, and leads the MPharm Pharmacy undergraduate degree programme. Neil began his professional career as a hospital clinical pharmacist, achieving professional registration in 2004, before moving back into academia to work on a PhD thesis in the field of physiology and pharmacology (more specifically, electrophysiology). As a pharmacist, Neil has practice experience in hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy and in the prison sector as well as extensive experience as a pharmacy educator.
Neil contributes to the teaching in all years of the MPharm degree in the subjects of pharmacology and physiology - in particular neurology and mental health - and also pharmacy practice. In addition, Neil teaches aspects of neurology in postgraduate pharmacy education, undergraduate Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences degree programmes. Neil is also the School co-ordinator for the NICE Evidence Search Student Championship Scheme, which promotes the message of Evidence Based Practice through NICE resources and support mechanisms.
Neil is a member of the Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics research group. Neil supervises postgraduate research students (PhD and MPhil) and postgraduate taught (Masters) students in the fields of pharmacology/physiology and pharmacy practice. Recent successful candidates have undertaken research in ionic mechanisms of disease (adipogenesis in bone), Daphnia as a model for cardiovascular disease, and antibiotic delivery in patients with sepsis.
Neil's own research interests are focused on two particular themes:
1) understanding the mechanisms of disease - in particular the contributions made by ion channels to both 'normal' and disturbed physiology - using electrophysiological, pharmacological and evidence synthesis methods
2) the optimisation of antibiotic use in patients, through evidence synthesis and mathematical modelling methods (e.g. PBPK and pharmacodynamic modelling).
Neil is a member of a number of organisations, collaborative groups and professional bodies: he holds professional registration as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council, is a member of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Marine Biological Association of the UK.
Neil is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for "The Young Darwinian" journal (http://theyoungdarwinian.com/), and has acted as a peer reviewer for a number of academic journals including BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, Archives of Medical Science - Civilization Diseases and Autonomic and Autacoid Pharmacology.
Cardiff University, United Kingdom, PhD
Cardiff University, United Kingdom, MPharm
Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2009 - present
Teaching Fellow, Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University, 2009 - 2009
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - 2011
Tajbakhsh A, Rezaee M, Barreto GE, Moallem SA, Henney NC, Sahebkar A. 2020. The role of nuclear factors as “Find-Me”/alarmin signals and immunostimulation in defective efferocytosis and related disorders International Immunopharmacology, 80 DOI Author Url
Yaribeygi H, Ashrafizadeh M, Henney NC, Sathyapalan T, Jamialahmadi T, Sahebkar A. 2020. Neuromodulatory effects of anti-diabetes medications: A mechanistic review Pharmacological Research, 152 DOI Author Url
Henney NC, Li B, Elford C, Reviriego P, Campbell AK, Wann KT, Evans BAJ. A large-conductance (BK) potassium channel subtype affects both growth and mineralization of human osteoblasts. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol, 297 :C1397-C1408 DOI Author Url
Henney N, Morecroft C, Barton G. A survey of antibiotic administration practices involving patients with sepsis in UK Critical Care Units International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, DOI Author Url Public Url
Ritchie L, Qin S, Penson P, Henney N, Lip G. Vernakalant hydrochloride for the treatment of atrial fibrillation: An evaluation of its place in clinical practice Future Cardiology, DOI Author Url Public Url
Henney N. 2019. Raymond Hill, Terry Kenakin and Tom Blackburn (Eds): Pharmacology for Chemists—Drug Discovery in Context Chromatographia, 82 :1111-1111 DOI
Henney NC. 2015. Glenn F. King: Venoms to Drugs: Venom as a Source for the Development of Human Therapeutics Chromatographia, DOI
Henney NC. 2011. Povl Krogsgaard-Larsen, Kristian Strømgaard, and Ulf Madsen (Eds.): Textbook of Drug Design and Discovery Chromatographia, 74 :745-746 DOI
Henney NC. 2011. John C. Foreman, Torben Johansen, and Alasdair J. Gibb (Eds.): Textbook of Receptor Pharmacology 74 :743-744 DOI
Henney NC. 2011. Monzer Fanun (Ed.): Colloids in Drug Delivery Chromatographia, 75 :81-81 DOI
Bastien M, Downing JD, Evans AR, Henney N. 2017. Identification of new alternatively spliced ghrelin variants in mouse osteoblastic cell line 7F2. 38th World Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS)conference
Barton G, Henney N, Morecroft C. 2014. A SURVEY OF INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTIC ADMINISTRATION PRACTICES IN UK CRITICAL CARE UNITS INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, 27th Annual Congress of the European-Society-of-Intensive-Care-Medicine (ESICM) 40 :S261-S261 Author Url
Henney NC, Evans BAJ, Campbell AK, Wann KT. 2007. TRP channels are both present and functional in human osteoblast-like cells JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, 29th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-for-Bone-and-Mineral-Research 22 :S237-S237 Author Url
Li B, Henney NC, Evans BAJ, Reviriego P, Campbell AK, Wann KT. 2007. BK channels in human osteoblast-like cells - Properties and function JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, 29th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-for-Bone-and-Mineral-Research 22 :S373-S373 Author Url
Henney NC, Evans BAJ, Kidd EJ, Wann KT. TRPV1b is expressed and may assist in pH ‘switching’ of human osteoblasts Calcified Tissue International, 2nd Joint Meeting of the British Society for Matrix Biology and Bone Research Society 85 :175-175
Li B, Henney NC, Evans BAJ, Wann KT. Large conductance potassium channel in human osteoblast cells Proceedings of the British Pharmacological Society, British Pharmacological Society
Li B, Henney NC, Evans BA, Reviriego P, Campbell AK, Wann KT. BK channels are expressed and functional in human osteoblast-like cells Proceedings of Life Sciences, Life Sciences 2007 :PC162-PC162
Henney NC, Evans BA, Campbell AK, Wann KT. Make no bones about TRP channels Proc Life Sciences, Life Sciences 2007 :PC231-PC231
Henney N, Li B, Evans BAJ, Hall EJ, Wann KT. Potassium channel subunits in human osteoblast-like cells JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, 21 :1169-1169 Author Url
Wann KT, Henney N, Prajerova I, Boolaky UV, Evans BAJ. Human osteoblast-like cells have high density maxi-K channels JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, 19 :1051-1051 Author Url
Wann KT, Henney NC, Prajerova I, Boolaky UV, Evans BAJ. Single channels in human osteoblast-like cells The Journal of Physiology, :555P-555P
Henney NC, Thomas A, Evans BAJ, Wann KT. A role for TRPV1 and K+ channels in the regulation of osteoblast differentiation to adipocytes Calcified Tissue International, 2nd Joint Meeting of the British Society for Matrix Biology and Bone Research Society 85 :174-174
Penson P, Martin SS, Henney N, Banach M. Comparison of LDL-C calculation by Friedewald and Martin/Hopkins methods in 12,243 adults from the United States of America European Society of Cardiology Congress 2020
Gaskell EE, Evans A, Henney N, Penson P, Elliott PNC, Burrell H, Airley R, Ford W, Lane E, Allison GL. Therapeutics and Human Physiology Gaskell EE, Rostron C. OUP Oxford. Oxford, UK 9780199655298 Author Url Publisher Url
Penson P, Henney N. Homeostasis Gaskell E, Rostron C. Therapeutics and Human Physiology OUP Oxford 9780199655298 Author Url
Henney N, Penson P. Communication systems in the body - neural Gaskell E, Rostron C. Therapeutics and Human Physiology OUP Oxford 9780199655298 Author Url
Henney NC. The expression and characteristics of ion channels in osteoblasts: putative roles for TRP and K+ channels Wann KT, Campbell AK. Cardiff University
Engagement & Impact
Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 2011
Membership of professional bodies:
Registered pharmacist, General Pharmaceutical Council. 2004
Fellow, Higher Education Academy.
Member, Marine Biological Association of the UK.
Member, Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Member, The Physiological Society.
Cardiff University, Dr Bronwen AJ Evans.
Cardiff University, Professor Kenneth T Wann.
Cardiff University, Professor Tony Campbell.
St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust, Greg Barton.
University of Stirling, Dr Andy Hoyle.
The Young Darwinian, Member, Editorial Advisory Board.