Short CV/Education and training

  • 1976
    BSc 1st class honours, Genetics University of Liverpool

  • 1980
    PhD Molecular Genetics, University of Nottingham

Employment at Newcastle University in the following posts:

  • 1980 – 1983
    Demonstrator, Department of Biochemistry.

  • 1983 – 1984
    Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Genetics. Employment contract from 1983 to 1988, but resigned when my first child was born to enable me to work part-time.

  • 1984 – 1986
    MRC Postdoctoral Research Associate (half-time), Department of Biochemistry and Genetics.

  • 1986 – 1995
    Career break to care for my young family.

  • 1996 – 1997
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Human Genetics.

  • 1998 – 2002
    Wellcome Trust Career Re-entry Research Fellow, School of Biochemistry and Genetics.

  • 2002 – 2003
    Senior Research Associate, Institute of Human Genetics

  • 2003 – 2008
    British Heart Foundation Jacob Walton Johnson Lecturer, Institute of Human Genetics.

  • 2008 – 2013
    British Heart Foundation senior research fellow

Selected publications

  • X. Wang, S. Abraham, JAG McKenzie, N Jeffs, M Swire, V Tripathi, UFO Luhmann, CAK Lange, Z Zhai, HM Arthur, J Bainbridge, SE Moss & J Greenwood (2013) Lrg1 promotes angiogenesis by modulating endothelial TGFß signaling Nature 499(7458):306-11.

  • Anderberg C, Cunha S , Zhai Z , Pardali E, Cortez E, Johnson J, Franco M, Paez-Ribes M, Cordiner R, Fuxe J, Goumans MJ, Casanovas O, ten Dijke , Arthur HM, Pietras K (2013) Deficiency for endoglin in tumor vasculature weakens the endothelial barrier to metastatic dissemination. J Exp Med. 210(3):563-79.

  • Mahmoud M, Allinson KR, Zhai Z, Oakenfull R, Adams RH, Ghandi P, Fruttiger M and Arthur HM. (2010) Pathogenesis of arteriovenous malformations in the absence of endoglin. Circulation Research, 106(8):1425-33.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Led my Institute's Athena Swan application- aims to support female academic career development.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of Heart Research UK medical review panel 2007-2013

  • Member of BHF project grant review panel 2011-2014

Media coverage

  • British Heart Foundation fight for every heart beat, TV advert and media campaign


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