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Sarah Rayment

Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology


Dr Sarah Rayment is a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Sciences in the Biosciences Department at Nottingham Trent University. Dr Rayment is one of the course leaders for the foundation bioscience courses at NTU as well as a module leader for the foundation Professional practice and skills module. In addition, Dr Rayment is the module leader for the science communication module taken by integrated masters (MBiol) students (NVQ level 7); and contributes to a number of other modules.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr Rayment is the scholarship lead for the bioscience department and focusses their research on the  scholarship of teaching and learning with a focus on authentic assessment and supporting student transition to university.

Career overview

Dr  Rayment initially joined NTU as an academic associate in 2014 and was subsequently appointed as a lecturer in 2019.  Prior to this, Dr Rayment was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Nottingham where, from 2002-2014, her research was focused on the expression and cell signalling pathways of purinergic and α-adrenergic receptors on smooth muscle.


Rayment, S., Garrie, K., Kaur, I., McVicker, G., Storey, E., Winter, J., De Girolamo, L.A., Rimmer, C., Negus, D., Nelson, C. and Thomas, J., 2022. Investigating student engagement and making science real during a pandemic: bioskills at home, a case study. Education Sciences12(2), p.106.

Rayment, S.J., Evans, J., Moss, K., Coffey, M., Kirk, S.H. and Sivasubramaniam, S.D., 2022. Using lessons from a comparative study of chemistry & bioscience pre-lab activities to design effective pre-lab interventions: a case study. Journal of Biological Education, pp.1-20.

Rayment, S.J., Simpson, J.A.D., Eames, T., Acheson, A.G., Dashwood, M.R., Henry, Y., Gruss, H., Scholefield, J.H. and Wilson, V.G., 2014. Dual effects of α2‐adrenoceptors in modulating myogenic tone in sheep isolated internal anal sphincter. Neurogastroenterology & Motility26(8), pp.1095-1103.

Rayment, S.J., Eames, T., Simpson, J.A.D., Dashwood, M.R., Henry, Y., Gruss, H., Acheson, A.G., Scholefield, J.H. and Wilson, V.G., 2010. Investigation of the distribution and function of α‐adrenoceptors in the sheep isolated internal anal sphincter. British journal of pharmacology160(7), pp.1727-1740.

Suri, S., Liu, X.H., Rayment, S., Hughes, D.A., Kroon, P.A., Needs, P.W., Taylor, M.A., Tribolo, S. and Wilson, V.G., 2010. Quercetin and its major metabolites selectively modulate cyclic GMP‐dependent relaxations and associated tolerance in pig isolated coronary artery. British journal of pharmacology159(3), pp.566-575.

Acheson, A., Rayment, S., Eames, T., Mundey, M., Nisar, P., Scholefield, J. and Wilson, V.G., 2009. Investigation of the role of adrenergic and non‐nitrergic, non‐adrenergic neurotransmission in the sheep isolated internal anal sphincter. Neurogastroenterology & Motility21(3), pp.335-345.

Rayment, S.J., Ralevic, V., Barrett, D.A., Cordell, R. and Alexander, S.P., 2007. A novel mechanism of vasoregulation: ADP‐induced relaxation of the porcine isolated coronary artery is mediated via adenosine release. The FASEB Journal21(2), pp.577-585.

Rayment, S.J., Latif, M.L., Ralevic, V. and Alexander, S.P.H., 2007. Evidence for the expression of multiple uracil nucleotide‐stimulated P2 receptors coupled to smooth muscle contraction in porcine isolated arteries. British journal of pharmacology150(5), pp.604-612.

Woollard, K.J., Rayment, S.J., Bevan, R., Shaw, J.A., Lunec, J. and Griffiths, H.R., 2006. α-Tocopherol supplementation does not affect monocyte endothelial adhesion or C-reactive protein levels but reduces soluble vascular adhesion molecule-1 in the plasma of healthy subjects. Redox Report11(5), pp.214-222.

Rayment, S.J., Shaw, J., Woollard, K.J., Lunec, J. and Griffiths, H.R., 2003. Vitamin C supplementation in normal subjects reduces constitutive ICAM-1 expression. Biochemical and biophysical research communications308(2), pp.339-345.

Griffiths, H.R., Rayment, S., Shaw, J., Lunec, J. and Woollard, K., 2003. Dietary supplementation with vitamin C but not vitamin E reduces constitutive expression of ICAM-1 in peripheral blood monocytes of normal subjects with low plasma vitamin C levels. In SFRBM's 10th Annual Meeting.

Rayment, S.J., Lee, B.J., Hampson, D.J. and Livesley, M.A., 1998. Identification of a gene sequence encoding a putative pyruvate oxidoreductase in Serpulina pilosicoli. FEMS microbiology letters166(1), pp.121-126.

Rayment, S.J., Livesley, M.A. and Barrett, S.P., 1997. Sub-specific differentiation of intestinal spirochaete isolates by macrorestriction fragment profiling. Microbiology143(9), pp.2923-2929.

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