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Fiona Freeman

Principal Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)


Senior Lecturer

Dr Fiona Freeman is the Module Leader for Basis of Neurobiology; Neurological Basis of Behaviour; and Drugs of Addiction and Abuse. She is also Course Leader for MSc Pharmacology and MSc Neuroscience; and Research Supervisor for MSc/MRes and PhD projects. Dr Fiona Freeman is a Member of Genetic Modification Safety Committee and Member of School Ethics Committee.

Career overview

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil or PhD exist in all the areas identified above and in other associated areas such as long-term memory formation. These studies will employ a variety of techniques including: in situ hybridisation, real-time PCR, immunocytochemistry, Western blotting, behavioural pharmacology and electrophysiology.

Further information may be obtained from the University Graduate School.

Research areas

Research students:

  • Ashley Belsham

Areas of research interests include identification of the biochemical and physiological cascade of events that underlie long-term memory formation (using a variety of molecular biological, protein and behavioural pharmacological techniques).

  • Role of learning-related NMDA-receptor subtypes.
  • Role of GABAB receptors in passive avoidance learning.
  • Role of specific BDNF transcripts in memory consolidation.
  • Role of the immediate early gene, Arc/Arg3.1 in long-term memory formation.

External activity

  • Member of the British Neuroscience Association (1990-present).