Dr. Claire Ellison

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Crockroft Building Room 203a

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Current positions

Teaching Fellow in Biochemistry and Pharmacology


Since completing my PhD in 2010 I have had various roles in the field of predictive toxicology, most notably working as a post-doctoral researcher on Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) funded eTOX and iPiE projects. Both projects focussed on predicting the adverse effects of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), with only the endpoints of interest changing for each project. For eTOX the endpoints of interest were the acute and chronic effects of repeat dose rodent assays, while iPiE focussed on the environmental impacts of APIs. I worked on the eTOX project from 2010 to 2015 (with my time split between Liverpool John Moores University and Lhasa Limited, a not for profit software company who were also part of the consortium). I then worked on the iPiE project from 2015 – 2017 solely at Liverpool John Moores University.

While working at Liverpool John Moores University I taught on the undergraduate bioscience, chemistry and pharmacy courses and found my true passion: teaching. To improve my pedagogy practice in undertook a PGCE in 2017 and spent a period improving my practice through teaching high school pupils. I love teaching and research and I am happy to join the University of Salford where I can combine my research interests with a teaching timetable.

Research Interests

Predictive Toxicology

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PGCE from Liverpool John Moores University
  • PhD from Liverpool John Moores University
  • BSc (Hons) from the University of Leeds